Success Stories/International Testimonials




Nguyen Bui – Australia Awards – Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship

Ms Nguyen Bui is currently an Endeavour recipient and PhD candidate at the Australian National University (ANU).
Drawing on her experiences as a Fulbright scholar in the United States and a university lecturer in Vietnam, her doctoral research investigates how a SCOOC (a Small Connectivist Open Online Course) could be designed to facilitate online teacher professional development in intercultural language teaching and learning.


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Professor Tao Xu – Endeavour Research Fellowship

Thousands of coal miners are killed every year worldwide by explosions caused by coal and a combination of methane and carbon dioxide. Research into the causes of these often catastrophic coal mine explosions, more than one third of which occur in China, has challenged many researchers from the academic community, including rock mechanics and engineers. But Endeavour Research Fellowship recipient Professor Tao Xu, has successfully taken up the challenge and is achieving well-deserved recognition for his work.

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Dr William Parr – Endeavour Research Fellowship

Dr William Parr’s academic interests focus on understanding the biomechanics of the human body and how this knowledge can be used to improve the quality of life for people who have lost mobility.  After completing a PhD in Computational Morphology, with respect to ankle form and function, William went travelling and spent three months as a visiting academic at the University of Newcastle, Australia where he met the Computational Biomechanics Research Group (CBRG).

Dr Queena K. Qian - Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong Research Fellowship

Dr Queena K. Qian is Assistant Professor, Delf University of Technology, The Netherlands and is particularly interested in green building promotion, improving market incentives and building energy efficiency and transaction costs.  Her PhD thesis titled ‘Barriers to promote building energy efficiency -  a transaction costs perspective’ was an interdisciplinary research project encompassing contemporary energy and environment issues.

Dr Sujit Dash – Endeavour Research Fellowship (travelled to Australia)

Dr Sujit Dash undertook postdoctoral research focusing on improving the performance of railway ballasts under impact loading, or geotechnical engineering. The Endeavour Research Fellowship allowed Dr Dash to master his technical skills and build a professional network between Australian and Indian researchers.

Sarwat Maqbool – Endeavour Vocational Education and Training (VET) Scholarship (travelled to Australia)

Through her Endeavour VET Scholarship, Sarwat Maqbool had the opportunity to work with the Legislative Assembly in Australia. Ms Maqbool also completed an Advanced Diploma in Public Relations at the Canberra Institute of Technology, with a view to using her Endeavour Scholarship experience to work in diplomatic area in Pakistan.