Invitation to EU Centre on Shared Complex Challenges launch

The University of Melbourne EU Centre on Shared Complex Challenges will be officially launched on 9 December 2014 at Lab 14, Carlton Connect, with special guest Ms Helga Schmid, Deputy Secretary General for Political Affairs, European External Action Service. For more information see http://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/australia/more_info/europe_centres/university_melbourne_eu_centre/index_en.htm . For enquiries contact:  eu-centre@unimelb.edu.au

Staff invited to apply for the Australia-China Young Scientist Exchange Program

University of Melbourne staff are invited to submit applications for the Australia-China Young Scientist Exchange Program (YSEP).

The YSEP offers a two-week exchange to China in mid-November for early or mid- career Australian scientists to develop or enhance scientific and industry links with colleagues in China.

Applications must be submitted to Melbourne Research by 5:00pm Wednesday 8 October. Contact: Jessica Piesse:jessica.piesse@unimelb.edu.au

For guidelines and eligibility, see: http://www.industry.gov.au/science/inter….

Renewal of MOU with Humboldt University of Berlin

The University of Melbourne and Humboldt University have renewed a Memorandum of Understanding and a Student Exchange agreement. The agreement has been extended to include graduate student exchange.

For the Humboldt University of Berlin website, see: https://www.hu-berlin.de/?set_language=e…

 

 

University of Melbourne to host World Academic Summit

The University of Melbourne has been selected to host the prestigious Times Higher Education World Academic Summit in October 2015, a two-day event which will include the release of the 2015 Times Higher Education World Rankings.

For the full story from the University’s newsroom, see: https://newsroom.melbourne.edu/news/melb…

Department of Psychiatry signs MOU with Shantou University

L-R Prof Qing jun Huang, Director Shantou University Centre for Mental Health; Prof Junhui  Bian, Executive Dean Shantou University Medical College; Prof Danming Lin, Vice Chancellor; Prof Simon Evans, Pro-Vice Chancellor (International), Prof Glenn Bowes, Senior Associate Dean, Faculty  of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences by Professor Ian Everall, Head, Department of Psychiatry

L-R Prof Qing Jun Huang, Prof Junhui Bian, Prof Danming Lin, Prof Simon Evans, Prof Glenn Bowes, Prof Ian Everall

The University of Melbourne’s Department of Psychiatry has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Shantou University in Guandong Province to help facilitate joint research to improve the quality of life for people in the Shantou region living with autism spectrum disorder.

Shantou University invited senior staff from the University of Melbourne to visit  in September 2014 for the signing and to discuss ways to move research forward. Representing the University of Melbourne were Professor Simon Evans, Pro Vice-Chancellor (International), Prof Glenn Bowes, Senior Associate Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences and Professor Ian Everall, Head, Department of Psychiatry. Representing Shantou University were Prof Qing jun Huang, Director Shantou University Centre for Mental Health; Prof Junhui Bian, Executive Dean Shantou University Medical College; and Prof Danming Lin, Vice Chancellor.

Shantou University was established in 1981 by businessman and philanthropist Li Ka-Shing. It is the only privately funded public university in China and is also a recipient of Chinese Ministry of Education funding through the 211 Project. For more information on Shantou University, see Shantou University at a Glance

Event: Germany and the European Union 25 Years after the Peaceful Revolution

The University of Melbourne’s recently established EU Centre on Shared Complex Challenges is one of the co-hosts for a speech by Dr Norbert Lammert, President of the German Bundestag to be held on Friday 31 October 2014 at RMIT University.

Germany and the European Union 25 Years after the Peaceful Revolution

The fall of the Berlin Wall 25 years ago was the beginning of the end of decades of a divided Europe. In its wake, European countries took the chance to unite in peace. This historic example shows what change is possible in Europe, especially if it is brought about by a common purpose – a fact more important than ever in light of current developments. Europe can only move forward together – both politically and economically, and especially when facing the challenges of globalisation and the digital revolution.

Time and date: 12:00-2:00pm, Friday 31 October 2014
Venue: RMIT University, Kaleide Theatre, Storey Hall, Building 8, Level 3, 342 Swanston St, Melbourne

A light lunch will be served. For catering purposes please RSVP to eucentre@rmit.edu.au by Wednesday 29 October 2014.

Download a copy of the Flyer for this event.

American Australian Association Education Fund Fellowships awarded to Melbourne students

Five University of Melbourne students will be heading to prestigious American institutions to undertake research in their chosen fields after being successfully awarded American Australian Association Education Fund Fellowships valued at up to US$40,000.

For the full story, see: http://newsroom.melbourne.edu/news/unive…

Asia Exchange Scholarships launched

University of Melbourne students enrolled in their second year now have an exciting opportunity to study at some of the leading institutions in Asia thanks to a partnership with Westpac Bicentennial Foundation. As part of the scholarship students can choose to study for one semester at Tsinghua University, Peking University, Fudan University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, University of Hong Kong and Chinese University of Hong Kong and National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University.

For the full story, see: http://newsroom.melbourne.edu/news/unive…

 

LH Martin Institute roundtable on the drivers of internationalisation

The LH Martin Institute is hosting a half day roundtable for a small group of senior international engagement executives with Professor John Hudzik to examine the global drivers that now make comprehensive internationalization an imperative requiring institutional leadership and the alignment of strategy, governance, processes and culture.

Professor John Hudzik, Dean of International Studies and Programs; & Vice President for Global Engagement & Strategic Projects, Michigan State University. Past President of the Board of Directors of NAFSA – Association of International Educators and the Association of International Education Administrators (AEIA), and the former Dean of International Studies and Programs at Michigan State University, United States of America.

Date and Time: 3 October from 10am – 1pm

Location: Woodward Conference Centre, Level 10, 185 Pelham Street, Carlton, Melbourne.

More information is available at http://www.lhmartininstitute.edu.au/events/154-a-conversation-on-comprehensive-internationalisation-with-prof-john-hudzik

New agreement with Jindal Global University Law School.

The University of Melbourne’s Law School and Jindal Global University have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, providing increased opportunities for short term mobility between the two institutions.