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.
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.