The Group of Eight (Go8) signed an MoU with the globally prestigious China Scholarship Council (CSC) on 15 April 2015, aiming to promote the two-way flow of university students and staff between Australia and China.
The Group of Eight (Go8), which comprises Australia’s leading research intensive universities, is to assist its Chinese graduates who return home.
The graduates will be helped to start their careers by using a Go8 sponsored portal to connect with major employers operating in China. In partnership with the China-Australia Chamber of Commerce (Austcham) the “Graduate Connect Platform” is being launched in Beijing today.
The China Scholarship Council (CSC) Secretary-General Dr Liu Jinghui and Deputy Secretary-General Mr Wang Shenggang led a high-level delegation to visit the Group of Eight in Australia on 13-16 April 2015. The CSC delegation also consisted of 16 Chinese leading universities, including 10 Vice Presidents.
The delegates first visited The University of Queensland (UQ) on 13-14 April, and participated in the UQ Global Experiences Expo to promote “study in China” opportunities and scholarship programs for Australian students at all levels.
The Group of Eight (Go8) is to sign an MOU with the globally prestigious China Scholarship Council (CSC).
The CSC offers a series of scholarship programs open to “outstanding” International undergraduate and post graduate students to study at designated Chinese universities.
Chief Executive of the Go8 Vicki Thomson says “the Go8 is extremely proud that the CSC has agreed to invite our universities to join with it, enabling the Go8 to make available such a prestigious learning opportunity for our students.”
The Group of Eight (Go8) universities welcomes the landmark Free Trade Agreement with China signed today.
“It is the welcome vehicle that can enable a significant step forward in China-Australia university cooperation and agreements,” says Vicki Thomson Chief Executive of the Go8.
Date: 28 Oct. to 1 Nov. 2015
Venue: Nanjing University
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