Victoria state government on special trade mission


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  • Monday, 23 Jun 2014

KUCHING: A delegation from Australia’s Victoria state government has arrived in Sarawak on a special trade mission.

It is the first such visit by the Victoria government, which is being led by Employment and Trade Minister Louise Asher, with aims to boost trade, attract investment and improve Victorians’ understanding of South East Asia’s diversity.

The Victoria government, in a press statement, said it sought for a deeper understanding of the region’s governments, business and cultural traits.

On Friday, the delegation visited Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak campus here where Asher met with students and faculty members.

“Victoria is a world leader in research and our leading-edge research facilities, world renowned medical institutes and state-of-the-art technology platforms make this state the ideal place for research scholars to learn and collaborate,” Asher said.

Earlier in Kuala Lumpur, Asher invited high performing PhD students from around the world to apply for the Victorian International Research Scholarships. The three-year AU$90,000 scholarships are available to international students enrolled to undertake a PhD at a Victorian university from 2015.

“This prestigious scholarship programme strengthens Melbourne and Victoria’s position as the leading provider of international education, training and research in the Asia Pacific region,” Asher said.

“Victoria is a world leader in research and our leading-edge research facilities, world renowned medical institutes and state-of-the-art technology platforms make this state the ideal place for research scholars to learn and collaborate,” Asher said.

For more information, visit studymelbourne.vic.gov.au/study-options/scholarships/victorian-international-research-scholarships.


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