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13 March 2013
Armando Guebuza, the President of Mozambique, stressed the importance of his country's educational links with Australia on a visit to the University of Sydney. He said Australia's experience in areas such as mining and transportation were potentially of huge benefit to Mozambique.
"We're here because we don't want to be poor, we refuse to be poor," he said. The President also met Mozambican students who are studying in Australia on Australia Award scholarships.
For Emidio Vicente Mavila, a Mozambican student studying for a Master of Economics at the University of Sydney on an Australia Award scholarship, education is the key to lifting himself, his family and his country out of poverty.
The 37-year-old public servant from Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, hopes to gain new skills that will enable him to tackle the challenge of youth unemployment when he returns home.
12 March 2013
22 February 2013
Six academics from two leading veterinary schools in Indonesia are taking part in a leadership course at the University, aiming to build up the leadership skills needed to tackle outbreaks of potentially devastating animal diseases such as swine fever, bird flu and rabies.
The two-week residential course and online program is being run by the Faculty of Veterinary Science and funded by the Australian Government through the Australia Awards Fellowships.
27 November 2012
The Vice-president of China's powerful Central Party School has signalled that China is stepping up its public relations strategy under new leader Xi Jinping.
Chen Baosheng emphasised that the benefits of China's economic success would be shared more equitably in future, while the new regime would introduce plans to crack down on corruption and promote clean government.
27 November 2012
A delegation from Kansas State University has signed an agreement with the University of Sydney that will allow for student and staff research collaboration and student mobility opportunities.
27 November 2012
Australia's shared interests with India in human development and scientific innovation are under discussion by University of Sydney delegates and Indian partners in New Delhi this week. The visit aims to build relationships with Indian universities and Institutes of Technology, as well as with the Indian government and international agencies.
21 November 2012
Associate Professor Michele Ford writes that without a concerted effort from government and universities, Australia's relationship with Southeast Asia is at risk of being relegated to a sideshow as we rush to position ourselves in relation to China and India.
16 October 2012
C5N, an Argentinian news network, has broadcast a special report on Australian education after visiting the University. The report highlights the high rating of Australian education worldwide, ranking third globally after Norway and Denmark. It also emphasises the unique aspects of the University: how it was one of the first universities in the world to accept students on merit, and set the benchmark for other universities in Australia to follow.
*The above report is in Spanish. Captions can be enabled in the video toolbar*