News Archive 2014

August–December 2014

​Australia-APEC Women in Research Fellowship  

18 December 2014

The Australia-APEC Women in Research Fellowship will provide financial support for high-achieving female researchers from developing APEC economies.

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Erasmus+ higher education opportunities for Australia (Partner Country)

17 December 2014
The European Commission (Commission) has advised that the 2015 Erasmus+ General Call for proposals was published on 2 October 2014.

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Collaboration between Departments ensures skills conference success 

27 November 2014
The Hon Ian Macfarlane MP, Minister for Industry, led the largest ever Australian skills delegation of over 100 representatives from across the industry and training sector to India.

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Joint Working Group advances Australia-Indonesia cooperation

​24 November 2014
Cooperation in school education, higher education, joint research and enhancing two-way student mobility were among the outcomes of the 11th Australia-Indonesia Joint Working Group (JWG) in Canberra on 14 November. 

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Inaugural Australia-Thailand Young University Researchers’ Exchange Programme 2014 

20 October 2014
​The first of ten Australian researchers has arrived in Thailand as part of the inaugural Australia-Thailand Young University Researchers’ Exchange Programme.

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Australian Government’s response to Australia – Educating Globally

7 October 2014
On 7 October 2014, Senator Bridget McKenzie delivered a speech outlining the Government’s response to Australia – Educating Globally.

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Reform of the ESOS framework

1 October 2014
The Australian Government has released a discussion paper ‘Reform of the ESOS framework’.

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Omani Government Scholarships 2015

11August 2014
The Ministry of Education of the Sultanate of Oman offers a scholarship to Australian students seeking to undertake undergraduate coursework in Oman.

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May–July 2014

EU expands public diplomacy network downunder  

28 July 2014
Investment of AUD$6.6 million to establish six EU centres including five in Australia was announced by the European Union on 17 July.

APEC University Associations Cross-Border Education Cooperation Workshop

10 June 2014
Applications for Round 1 of the AsiaBound Grants Program closes Monday, 20 May 2013.   

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Australia signs Memorandum of Understanding with United Arab Emirates

10 June 2014
The Department of Education hosted the the APEC Cross-Border Education Cooperation Workshop in Kuala Lumpur on 20–22 May 2014. 
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January–April 2014

Indonesia and Australia: Power of Education and Soft Diplomacy

17 April 2014
On 14 April, the Minister for Education, the Hon Christopher Pyne spoke at Flinders University on the transformational power of international education.

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Australia - Indonesia Centre

04 April 2014
 On Friday 28 March, Robert Griew met with Professor Abid Khan, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice President, Monash University and signed the contract for Government funding for the Australia-Indonesia Centre.or the Australia-Indonesia Centre.

2014 Australia-Malaysia Joint Working Group

19 March 2014

On 4 March 2014, Ms Lisa Paul AO PSM, Secretary for Education, welcomed a senior delegation from the Ministry of Education for the 2014 Joint Working Group in Canberra.

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European Commission funding opportunities: Erasmus + 

20 February 2014

The new Erasmus+ Programme offers a range of funding and collaboration opportunities in Europe for Australian universities.