We’re pleased to announce this week that Australia Awards have again partnered with CAUSINDY in 2014.
The Australia Awards is a prestigious international scholarship program funded by the Australian government, offering the next generation of global leaders an opportunity to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia.
The awards program aims to contribute to the long term development needs of Australia’s partner countries, in line with bilateral and regional agreements.
In 2012, the Australian government invested $334.2 million in Australia Awards, enabling 4,900 recipients from more than 145 countries to study at Australian universities.
The government has been supporting international scholarships for 60 years, beginning with the Colombo Plan in the 1950s. Since then, more than 100,000 people have benefited from these scholarships.
In 2012, Indonesia, Vietnam and Papua New Guinea were the three largest recipient countries of Australia Awards, with 55 per cent of incoming recipients from the Asia region.
The Minster for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP, recently launched the 2014 Australia Awards Leadership Conference, welcoming 130 emerging leaders from 47 developing countries, and encouraged Australia Awards Leadership program recipients to make the most of their opportunities in Australia. The conference provided awardees with the opportunity to network with professionals in their areas of thematic expertise, including economics and trade, governance, health, gender, education, and public policy.
CAUSINDY is proud to partner with an organisation that has such a strong involvement in developing person-to-person links between Australia and Asia.