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'Forever Learning, Sometimes Running...' City 2 Surf Student Fundraiser

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The 2012 City2Surf Học Mãi fundraiser was a wonderful success with many staff members from Sydney Medical School, past and present Học Mãi Student Scholarship recipients and the 2012 Australian Leadership Awards Học Mãi Fellows in attendance.

If you haven’t yet had a chance to contribute to this event you can still do so. On the secure on-line form just select ‘Học Mãi – Student Fundraiser’ from the 'Purpose' drop-down menu in the Donation Information section (Học Mãi is listed under 'Support a Foundation').

Special thanks to former scholarship recipients Dr Aneuryn Rozea and Dr Penny Farrell for helping organise this event.


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Học Mãi fundraiser 29 Nov 2010 - Raffle & Screening of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows

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You are invited to The Ritz Cinema for the Học Mãi Foundation fundraising screening of...

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS (Part 1)

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Monday 29th November
6:00pm arrival for a 6:20pm screening
The Ritz Cinema, 45 St Pauls St, Randwick

Tickets $25 (purchase details below)


A beautiful cinema with a fully licensed bar, a blockbuster movie and a worthy cause! A great night out for all the family!

Can't make it? Don't worry you can still support our fundraising efforts!

We are also running a raffle with some amazing prizes!!

Raffle tickets are available for $5 each or 3 for $10 (purchase details below)

Raffle prizes include:

  • Women's Moschino MO 524 02 sunnies, RRP $301.
  • Fendi sunglasses $250
  • Firefly bars $100 voucher
  • Honey Buns High tea $100 voucher
  • Case of St Peters Wallace Creek Chardonnay $180
  • Breville chill out rapid wine cooler $79.95
  • Thai Potong gift voucher $70
  • Different drummer $50 voucher
  • First Emperor: Chinas Terracotta Warriors Family Pass (Art Gallery NSW) $55
  • Billabong hat $35


Tickets for the movie and raffle are available in advance from your friendly Học Mãi Scholar via email or in person.
[[b||(No movie ticket sales at the door, raffle tickets will be available for purchase on the night.)

  • Sara Clark (Nepean) scla2932@uni.sydney.edu.au
  • Janice Lising (Nepean)
  • Catherine Pham (Westmead)
  • Clem David (RPA)
  • Simone Herbert (RPA)
  • Jude Reckman ( RPA)
  • Michelle White (RPA)
  • Elyse Farrow (Northern)
  • Joel Lasschuit (Concord)


Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you on the night!


The Học Mãi Banquet 2010


February 2010

Học Mãi is holding a fundraising banquet on the 19th of February that promises to scintillate both intellect and appetite.

Banquet invitation

The Học Mãi Banquet, which will be held in The University of Sydney’s Great Hall, will feature courses of Vietnamese food interspersed with a series of mini lectures. Lecturers include: Jackie Menzies, the Head Curator of Asian art at the University of New South Wales; business legend Roger Corbett; former President of the New South Wales Legislative Council the Hon Dr Meredith Burgmann; world expert on Angkor Wat Professor Roland Fletcher; and Sir Nicholas Shehadie, former Lord Mayor of Sydney and Captain of the Wallabies.

In addition, the Học Mãi Banquet will be hosted by The Chaser’s Julian Morrow and will be held in the presence of the foundation’s patron The Hon. Marie Bashir, Governor of New South Wales.

Học Mãi, which is Vietnamese for ‘forever learning’, was established in 1998 to improve medical education in Vietnam. Based at The University of Sydney, it provides practical and educational assistance to foster medical education and improve health care for the 85 million people living in Vietnam.

Professor Bruce Robinson, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Chairperson of Học Mãi, underscores the important role the foundation plays in both Australia and Vietnam. Học Mãi provides training for Vietnamese medical professionals in Australia, as well as opening the door for Australian professionals to study and teach in Vietnam.

“It’s very much a two-way exchange,” Professor Robinson says, “I think that’s what’s contributed to it being so successful.”

The foundation, according to Professor Robinson, is “broadening the horizons of both groups of people and enabling them to learn from one another”. Along with the tremendous effect of Học Mãi's work in Vietnam, the foundation also provides invaluable education for Australian doctors, nurses and physiotherapists.

Học Mãi is “helping to improve the breadth of knowledge of Australian health care workers, they see practising health care in a very different way,” says Professor Robinson. “It keeps your eyes open to what you can do with very few resources.”

For tickets or further information, please contact Rhondda Glasson at or see the event listing.


Call for applications for research projects that will help build research capacity in Viêt Nam

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How to Apply

One of the aims of Học Mãi is to enable healthcare research within Viêt Nam. To coincide with the 2nd Học Mãi Conference “Improving Healthcare through Research”, the Học Mãi Foundation is calling for applications for research projects that will help build research capacity in Viêt Nam.

This new funding program seeks to stimulate health research that is likely to have a direct effect on patient care or health care provision. The research projects should address a health care issue or a policy area that is relevant and important in Viêt Nam. Applications should describe the issue being addressed, why it is important to address it, who the research teams are and how the research will make a difference to patient health outcomes.
Applications should be a maximum of 4 pages. They must include:

  1. A clear research question
  2. A background that summarizes the clinical issue or problem being addressed
  3. Research methodology to be used to answer the research question
  4. A summary of the ethical clearances required
  5. A description of the research team summarizing previous research experience
  6. Expected Outcomes
  7. A budget

These research projects will be conducted and managed in Viêt Nam by the successful project research recipients with Australian mentorship. The primary applicant must be Vietnamese who will be resident in Viêt Nam for the duration of the project. The projects are to be completed in 2011 and funds will be available from January 2011. Vietnamese applicants are strongly encouraged to prepare their applications with a co-investigator from Australia.

It is anticipated that two Grants will be awarded up to a value of AUD$10,000 each.

How to Apply


SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Saturday October 2, 2010

No late applications will be considered
Final decision of successful projects will be determined by the Học Mãi Foundation Research Committee


Submitted Electronically ONLY to:
Professor Bruce Robinson
Chair – Học Mãi Foundation
University of Sydney

Using email address for:
Rhondda Glasson
Executive Officer
Học Mãi Foundation


Học Mãi - Improving Health Care through Research Meeting

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TUESDAY 19 OCTOBER 2010

Học Mãi - Improving Health Care through Research. A joint research meeting between Vietnam and Australia.

The Học Mãi Foundation invites you to a one day research conference in HaNoi, Viêt Nam. Take this opportunity to be informed, meet key players and make a contribution to international health care.

Download the flyer for all the details.

Contact Rhondda Glasson for enquiries and registrations.


Học Mãi fundraising drinks Friday 21st May 2010

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All staff and students are invited to fundraising drinks for the Học Mãi Foundation.

Two ear-blistering sets of rock and R&B covers from The Original Faux Pas (featuring Professors Simon Chapman & Bob Cumming, Public Health, and Rob Herd, neurology Westmead).

Hermann's Bar, ground floor Wentworth Building, City Rd
6.30-10.00pm Friday 21st May
Staff and public $10, Students $5


Inaugural Học Mãi Foundation Conference

Please join the Học Mãi Foundation in Hanoi on 24 October 2008 for their inaugural conference

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Fundraising events

Fundraising dinner October 2009

Join us for a fund raising event on 16 October 2009.

View the event flyer.


Fundraising dinner June 2008
Guest at Function

Thank you to the University of Sydney Medical Students (past scholarship recipents) who organised this very successful event at the Bay Thinh Restaurant in Marrickville on Sunday 29 June, 2008

Thank you to all who attended and supported this event.

The Học Mãi Foundation offers yearly scholarships to University of Sydney 2nd and 3rd year medical students

View the event flyer.


Fundraising event May 2008

The Học Mãi Foundation held a very succesful fundraising event at the Casula Powerhouse on Friday 16 May, 2008.

Working together with the Liverpool Council and Casula Powerhouse ensured the evening's success.


Fundraising function - Keating!
Our Patron - Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir

View the event flyer.

The Học Mãi Foundation was honored to have the function opened by our Patron, Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO .


2007 Annual General Meeting

Professor Bruce Robinson and Louise Cocoran

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) and post meeting function were held on the 6 March, 2008. The meeting was held at the University of Sydney and attended by 30 people.

During the AGM, there were presentations from:

  • Dr Dilhani Bandaranayake - Học Mãi Foundation Program report
  • Prof Elizabeth Elliott - Dien Bien Phu Project
  • Prof Jonathan Morris and Dr Jane Hirst - Tu Du Hospital Project
  • Sophie Kerle (2nd Year); Lilli Yuen (3rd year) - Medical students presentation
  • Professor Robinson outlined the successes of 2007 and presented the plans for 2008
  • Professor Robinson presented the Chairperson's Awards to Dr Kirsty Foster and Ms Louise Cocoran (CNE) for outstanding contribution and commitment to the Học Mãi Foundation

Post AGM Function

Students at AGM

The post meeting function was held in the Nicholson Museum at the University of Sydney. It gave the Foundation an opportunity to say thank-you some of our supporters from 2007.