As part of the University’s Strategic Plan commitment to building a focused approach to global engagement, almost $430,000 has been awarded ($215,000 from Sydney and $215,000 from partner universities) in this round of international engagement funding.
45 academics from across the University will participate in visits with Harvard University, Zhejiang University, Yonsei University, the University of Glasgow and the University of Hong Kong to collaborate on new research ideas, co-author papers, run joint research workshops and build long-term relationships.
Professor Kathy Belov, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement), said the funding is part of a new whole-of-University strategic focus on global engagement.
“We’re actively building institutional-level strategic alliances to support our staff to collaborate with leading academics, build their profile and become leaders in their fields.”
By the end of the year, Professor Belov’s team aims to have signed priority partnerships with 20 universities around the world that align with Sydney's strategic objectives for multidisciplinary research and education.
Among the 45 academics and PhD students are seven SLAM academics, including:
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