Australia China Alumni Association


Monthly Newsletter: Issue #92


November 2017

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In This Issue   Upcoming Events




Awards News


UQ China Alumni Events

Partner News


Deakin Alumni Events

Upcoming Events



Job Opportunities




The Global Connection in China​


Organised by UQ alumni, for UQ alumni, The Global Connection is a series of regular, informal meet-ups held in over 27 cities worldwide. First launched in 2014 for alumni of UQ's Schools of Business, Economics and Law, the events are now open to all UQ alumni.


These casual events are a great opportunity to create new friendships, reignite old associations, and connect with like-minded professionals.

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7th December 2017
Hong Kong
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Deakin University

Alumni Event​​


Both events are to be hosted by Professor Barry Cooper, Associate Dean (Regional Engagement) at Deakin University.


Professor Cooper would like to take this opportunity to brief you about the University’s alumni engagement program and obtain any feedback from you on Deakin's initiatives.




18:30 - 20:30

1st December 2017




18:30 - 20:30

2nd December 2017







Other Cities 

November Greetings!


The Australia China Alumni Association and TOEFL® - 2017 Australia China Alumni Awards Presentation Dinner was held in Intercontinental Shanghai Ruijin Hotel on 25th November and was a great success! 


The Awards would not have been successful without support from our alumni, our universities partners, our corporate sponsors and our other stakeholders! We would like to thank every single one of you for all the attention and support over the last few months. 


There’s one month left for 2017 and the ACAA team is currently planning for 2018! Please get in touch if you have ideas or suggestions for events or programs.


Merry Christmas!




Awards News 


Australia China Alumni Association and TOEFL®

2017 Australia China Alumni Awards


25th November




The 2017 Australia China Alumni Association – TOEFL® Australia China Alumni Awards was held on 25th November in Shanghai.


As one of the largest celebrations of Australia-China alumni’s achievements in China, this years’ Presentation Dinner was attended by close to 200 alumni, including representatives from the Australian government (including Australia’s Consul General in Shanghai, Mr Graeme Meehan, Austrade’s Trade Commissioner for Education and North Asia, Mr Rhett Miller and the China Alumni Engagement Manager at the Australia Embassy Beijing, Ms Tasharni Jamieson), top Australian universities (including Professor Scott Sheppard, Deputy Vice-Chancellor International & Development from QUT, Professor Graeme Steven, Director of Development, Asia at The University of Melbourne, Ms Deborah Heithersay, Director Advancement Services at the University of South Australia, Ms Angela Taylor, Alumni Manager at Monash University and Professor Jay Guo, Founding Director of UTS’s Global Big Data Technologies Centre) and national and international companies.


Senior representatives from TOEFL, the Australian Trade and Investment Commission, CPA Australia and Raw Talent attended to present the winners with the award they sponsored.


The year’s awards consisted of 8 categories and generated 42 finalists, with winners from the University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology, Griffith University the University of Melbourne, the University of Technology, Sydney and the University of Newcastle.





Congratulations to all of the winners and their universities!


If you would like to see photos of the night, please click HERE



Dr Chau Chak Wing Scholarships Program Passes 100 Scholars Mark
November 2017


Dr Chau Chak Wing with Scholars; from left, Jiakun Liu, Zhiyao Jiang, Thomas Da Jose and Alexandra McAlpin

Photo: Carmen Lee



The Dr Chau Chak Wing Scholarships program at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), which enables Australian students to study in China and Chinese students to come to Australia, has passed the 100 scholars mark in just three years.

The scholarships, which build cross-cultural skills and ultimately enhance international relations, began in 2014 – with funding coming from what was, at the time, the largest-ever philanthropic gift by an individual to a university.

“In just three short years over 100 students have benefitted from these scholarships,” UTS Vice-Chancellor Attila Brungs said at a reception marking the occasion, “and we look forward to hundreds more in the years to come.”

Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore sent a message welcoming the milestone. “This scholarship offers an excellent opportunity for students from China and Australia to form friendships, establish strong networks and create lasting ties that benefit us all,” she said. “With the majority of Australia’s 500,000 international student intake over the past decade studying in Sydney, programs like this help cement our city’s position as a world-class education destination.”

Dr Chau Chak Wing
Dr Chau, an Australian Chinese businessman who is Chairman of Kingold Group, made a generous gift of $25 million to UTS in 2010. Of this, $20 million went towards the construction of the Frank Gehry-designed Dr Chau Chak Wing Building, home of the university’s Business School. The remaining $5 million established an endowment fund to support the Dr Chau Chak Wing Scholarships in perpetuity.

Dr Chau told the gathering of Scholars the Australian education system had helped his children realise their full potential, “so I am happy to be part of the group of supporters of Australian universities”.

Education empowered individuals to “think, question and see beyond the obvious”, he told the reception. “You have a superb opportunity to help shape the future of our country and even the world.”


The Dr Chau scholarships offer UTS students education opportunities in China, while also giving students at UTS's Key Technology Partner universities in China the opportunity to study in Australia.



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Beijing: Ben Newman

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