GBCA participated the ‘Australia-China Senior Business Leaders’ Dialogue on Belt and Road Building on 45 Years of Cooperative Partnership’ seminar

The ‘Australia-China Senior Business Leaders’ Dialogue on Belt and Road Building on 45 Years of Cooperative Partnership’ seminar and luncheon, hosted by CCCA Melbourne and Australia-China Belt and Road Initiative today marks another chapter in celebrating the long trade and investment relationship between Australia and China. 

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Ms Eman Liu, CEO of Global Business College of Australia (GBCA) contributed as a representative from the education sector, and Dr Celina Yu, Managing Director of GBCA, who is also the Deputy Secretary of CCCA Melbourne participated in the organization of the event. 

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The Belt and Road dialogue today had the presence and support from The Consulate-General of The People’s Republic of China in Melbourne, the Victorian government, as well as over 70 representatives and partners from nearly 20 sectors.

The event facilitated sophisticated and comprehensive dialogue between the Australian and Chinese government and industry representatives, exploring the challenges, capacities and opportunities of the One Belt One Road Initiative in enhancing the prosperity of the Asia-Pacific trade and investment economy.

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In particular, Consul General, Mr Jian Zhao commemorated the 45 years of success of the Australia-China strategic diplomatic relations, and the significant milestones achieved over this period, such as the growth in trade and investment, economic engagements and people to people exchanges. Mr Zhao expressed strong desires to strengthen mutual trust and cooperation to further enable long-term stability and development.

Moreover, The Hon Andrew Robb AO, Advisory Board Member of Australia-China Belt and Road Initiative and former Minister for Trade and Investment, articulated his vision of the One Belt One Road initiative as a prosperous venture for the Asia-Pacific region, that fosters engagement and mutual respect, with China leading the initiative. It is expected that Australia will benefit from this in many aspects.

Representing the education sector, Ms Eman Liu shared her experience in setting up her business operations in Australia, and the challenges she encountered such as the cultural differences, adapting to Australian regulations and the high cost of doing business.

GLOBAL BUSINESS COLLEGE OF AUSTRALIA CELEBRATES OPENING OF NEW CAMPUS

GLOBAL BUSINESS COLLEGE OF AUSTRALIA CELEBRATES OPENING OF NEW CAMPUS

Global Business College of Australia (GBCA), the first ever campus of a Chinese education institution (Huashang Education Group) in Australia proudly launched the opening ceremony of a new academic building at 338 Queen St, Melbourne, on the 21st November 2017. The launch welcomed over 70 distinguished guests and representatives from the Australian and Chinese government, as well as various sectors.

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Since its inception in 2014, GBCA has been expanding rapidly, from 5 students for the first intake, the college now has nearly 600 students. Early this year, the college further widened their scope by forming a strategic partnership with University of Canberra to jointly deliver tertiary programs in Melbourne, to 130 students from more than 20 countries.

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In view of the rapid growth in student numbers and GBCA’s partnership, the second academic building was launched, marking another significant milestone for the Huashang’s international initiative and commitment in strengthening its presence in Australia.

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GBCA has engaged in many research and industry collaborations with the aim of improving education services to students and strengthening the research and education link between Australia and China. One of the selected projects included an ARC Linkage Project in collaboration with University of Sydney, Technology and Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth on the topic on cyberbullying prevention and detection systems, which attracted a grant of $550,000.

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At the opening launch, Dr Yung Chau Liu, Chairman of Huashang Education and GBCA reaffirmed his vision in developing global education institutions, and GBCA’s gratitude towards the strong support received by the Victorian government and Consulate General of The People’s Republic of China in Melbourne, as well as education and business partners.

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“Huashang Education Group and GBCA has made significant contributions in strengthening the educational cooperation between China and Australia, and in enhancing the quality of international education. With the implementation of the ‘One Belt One Road’ initiative, educational collaborations between the two countries will be promising.” Said Mr Jian Zhao, Consul General.

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Professor Deep Saini, Vice-Chancellor of UC, shared his vision of the partnership and the new campus as an international education platform for promoting bilateral collaborations and sharing of education resources.

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Mr Danny Pearson MP, representing Robin Scott, Minister for Multicultural Affairs, expressed concrete support from the Victorian government, in the future development of GBCA.

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The opening ceremony concluded with Mr Danny Pearson MP, Mr Jiang Zhao, Consul, Education Office, Hon. Phil Honeywood, CEO, International Education Association of Australia (IEAA), Professor Deep Saini, Dr Yung Chau Liu, Mr Jian Zhao, Ms Meredith Hunter, Deputy Director UC Partnership, Mr Ethan Liu, Executive Director and Deputy General Manager of Huashang and Mr Rongyu Li, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President of UC, Students and Partnerships leading the celebration of the milestone with the ribbon cutting ceremony and a champagne toast, symbolising the official opening of the new campus of GBCA.

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GBCA IELTS intensive training program

GBCA IELTS intensive training program has finished with a perfect ending. The program was taught by our qualified teachers with years of experience in English language training and attracted nearly 20 students from Chinese colleges or universities. After three weeks of all-round training, our students attended the IELTS exam with full confidence and achieved their desired results. Among all the students, the average score boosted 1 point, and the highest achiever reached an overall score of 7.5 with full mark in Reading. GBCA’s IELTS intensive training program aims at improving students’ ability in reading, listening, speaking, and writing, and quickly grasping the exam technique through a progressive training method of “teaching-practicing-testing”.

GBCA IELTS intensive training program

GBCA hosted an artificial intelligence seminar and the launching ceremony of HUAWEI ICT Skill Competition

On the 5th of September, GBCA hosted an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Seminar as well as the launching ceremony of HUAWEI ICT Skill Competition. Prof. Chengqi Zhang from the University of Technology Sydney, who is also the Local Arrangements Committee Co-Chair for IJCAI (International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence) 2017 was invited as our guest speaker and chaired the panel discussion. Finally, the launch of Huawei ICT Skill Competition was officially announced by Mr. Mitar Marescuk, State Manager (VIC/TAS/SA) & National Energy Manager, Huawei Enterprise Business Group. Top performers will not only stand in an opportunity to win generous prizes, but also have a chance to participate in the global final competition in China.

GBCA hosted an artificial intelligence seminar and the launching ceremony of HUAWEI ICT Skill Competition

Youth experiential growth program draw a perfect ending

GBCA focuses on creating a youth experiential growth program to help primary and secondary students to broaden their international perspective, improve their comprehensive capabilities, stimulate the inherent potential, and establish their goals. Recently, GBCA successfully organised the Youth Future Leadership program. It aims to stimulate students’ innovative thinking, train students’ public speaking skills and cultivate students’ awareness of global citizenship through a series of tailored activities, including visiting elite private school, renowned universities and incubators. Besides, the students also visited famous attractions in Melbourne and Sydney, appreciating the Australia natural beauty and feeling the cultural customs, which draw a perfect ending to the trip.

Youth experiential growth program draw a perfect ending

International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) was held in Melbourne

International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) was held in Melbourne, from August 22nd to August 25th. As one of the exhibitors, GBCA took part in a number of presentations, workshops, and academic discussions. As an international conference to lead the research of artificial intelligence (AI), the conference bringing together the international AI community in communicating the advances and celebrating the achievements of AI research and practice, with the theme of “Autonomy and AI”. Leading enterprises in the area of AI, including Alibaba, Baidu, Tencent, DiDi, Jingdong, Meitu participated in and sponsored the conference.

International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) was held in Melbourne

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) training program

On the 20th of August, GBCA welcomed a group of Chinese university teachers to gathering its two-week Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) training program. This tailored program is aimed at advancing professional development for teachers and improving teaching quality, through introducing new educational philosophies and pedagogies. During the training, our experienced trainers conducted a comparative study of business models used in both China and Australia, drew a full picture of similarities and differences between ERP systems and deepened the participants understanding of development and innovation of ERP application. Meanwhile, the teachers also explored creative ideas in future teaching innovation through class observation at RMIT and some enterprises visiting.

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) training program

Small Business Festival of Victoria seminars kicked off at GBCA

On the 16th of August, the annual Small Business Festival of Victoria seminar series kicked off at GBCA. Dr. Celina Yu, Managing Director of GBCA, delivered a seminar on the topic of “Growth in Transnational Education (TNE)”, elaborating her vision to the development of TNE. She shared her insights of TNE with over 20 distinguished guests and experts from education industry, including its opportunities and challenges; Australian model across the school, vocational, and tertiary education sector; forms and arrangement of TNE applied in universities around the world; and GBCA as an example.

Small Business Festival of Victoria seminars kicked off at GBCA

GBCA, UC, and Soochow University signed a MOU on further strengthening the trilateral cooperation

On the 25th of July, GBCA, University of Canberra (UC) and Soochow University signed a strategic memorandum of understanding on further strengthening the trilateral cooperation. Mr. Guo Bin Huang, Acting Consulate-General of The People’s Republic of China in Melbourne; Mr. Jiang Zhao, Consulate Education Office of The People’s Republic of China in Melbourne; Professor Nicholas Klomp, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, UC; Professor Yinnan Yuan, former Vice President, Soochow University; Ms. Eman Liu, Executive Director and Vice President, Huashang Education Group; and Dr. Celina Yu, Managing Director, GBCA, attended the signing ceremony. The three parties will expand academic collaboration in terms of program articulation in diploma, bachelor, and master degree, student exchange programs, corporate training as well as short term programs.

GBCA, UC, and Soochow University signed a MOU on further strengthening the trilateral cooperation

ACBC hosted the 2017 ACBC Education Forum jointly with GBCA and Westpac

On the 13th July, ACBC hosted the 2017 ACBC Education Forum jointly with GBCA and Westpac, which provided a great opportunity for both the Australian and Chinese education sector to interact and exchange ideas. Distinguished speakers included Mr. Robert Doyle Melbourne Lord Mayor from City of Melbourne. Ms Amanda Pickrell, Director, International Education, DEDJTR, State Government of Victoria. The panel discussion was chaired by Professor On Kit Tam, Professor of Finance, RMIT and Vice President, Australia China Business Council-Victoria, and consisted of Dr Jane Orton, Honorary Fellow, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, Mr Derek Scott, CEO and Principal, Haileybury, Mr Edward Smith, Founder of Australia China Alumni Association (ACAA), Dr Susan Su, Business Development Manager, North Asia, Melbourne Airport and Dr Celina Yu, Managing Director, GBCA. More than 130 participants from the education sector and government shared their insights and experience on the topic of “Strengthening Links to Future Prosperity through Education.

2017 ACBC Education Forum jointly with GBCA and Westpac