World class university BINUS UNIVERSITY recently hosted an event with delegates from Australia on 17th May 2016 as a means to further expand its network of institutional partners. Prominent guest speakers at the event that took place at the Anggrek Campus included the Australian Ambassador to Indonesia Mr Paul Grigson and the Deputy Premier of Queensland Ms Jackie Trad as well as Chief Executive Officer of BINA NUSANTARA Group Mr Bernard Gunawan, Rector of BINUS UNIVERSITY Prof. Dr. Ir. Harjanto Prabowo, and the university’s Vice Rector of Research & Technology Transfer Prof. Bahtiar Saleh Abbas, Ph.D.
The event programme provided student participants with information regarding “The Best Semester Abroad” campaign launched by Queensland’s local government. This programme will enable two Indonesian students to experience a semester at an esteemed university in Queensland and covers airfare, stipend, and other amenities valued at $30,000 AUD. In keeping with the state’s growing reputation as a hub for tech industries and entrepreneurship, “The Best Semester Abroad” initiative is particularly keen to identifying local students with a penchant for innovation and creativity – characteristics emphasised by BINUS UNIVERSITY. For high-achieving programme participants, the Australian government will provide an additional $30,000 AUD in funding.
As a leading local higher education institution, BINUS UNIVERSITY continues to develop upon its double degree programmes and international network. As such, BINUS UNIVERSITY’s cooperation with the Queensland government is poised to provide greater access to overseas institutions including Central Queensland University, Griffith University, James Cook University, Queensland University of Technology, University of Queensland, and University of Southern Queensland. As a state renowned for medical research and technology, higher education institutions in Queensland showcase leading qualities that make them ideal partners for BINUS UNIVERSITY in its search of innovation-driven collaborators. Through newly-established ties with the Queensland government, BINUS UNIVERSITY illustrates a deep understanding of quality higher education as well as its dedication to accomplishing its mission of producing globally-oriented graduates.