Curtin Uni trio selected to study abroad as New Colombo Plan Scholars


Sean Curran, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, Bradley New and Deputy Vice Chancellor Chris Moran.
Sean Curran, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, Bradley New and Deputy Vice Chancellor Chris Moran.

THREE Curtin University students have been named New Colombo Plan Scholars and will study in various countries in the Indo-Pacific region.

The scholarships are a national initiative to advance knowledge in the region.

Matthew Biletic from the Faculty of Science and Engineering leaves for Singapore on January 10.

Bradley New from Humanities leaves for Hong Kong on January 6.

Sean Curran, also from the Humanities faculty, plans to leave for Japan in July.

They are among the 120 scholars selected from 33 universities across Australia to study, work and live in the Indo-Pacific region.

“While abroad, the students will be undertaking studies in statistical mechanics and quantum mechanics, east Asian studies and Japanese politics, and creative arts, as well as completing internships in their chosen fields,” said the university’s Vice-Chancellor Deborah Terry.

The NCP is open to Australian undergraduates aged 18 to 28 studying at Australian universities.

For more, visit: http://dfat.gov.au/people-to-people/new-colombo-plan/scholarship-program/Pages/scholarship-program.aspx.

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