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Issue 76, July 2016



ACAA 热点新闻


2016 ACAA/IELTS Australia China Alumni Awards



Sponsorship Extension/ 

Nomination Open



  • 赞助邀请延期至8月31日
  • 提名7月6日开放,8月31日截止





The sponsorship invitation to 2016 ACAA/IELTS Australia China Alumni Awards has now been extended to 31st August.


Upon the request of most of our partner universities, this year's nominations will be open between 6th July and 31st August.


Sponsoring the Alumni Awards is a valuable opportunity to contribute to the largest annual celebration of Australian higher education in China and provides a great chance to deeply engage with the Australia-China relationship in education, business and culture.    


At the same time sponsors are able to promote to 16,000+ alumni members across Greater China (including Hong Kong, Macau & Taiwan), 30+ Australian universities over a 6 months period via 5 channels.


Review sponsors benefits HERE.


 Available Award Categories:

  • Young Australian Alumni of the Year
  • Australian Alumni Award Women in Leadership
  • Australian Alumni Award for New Media and ICT
  • Australian Alumni Award for Corporate Achievement

Confirmed Sponsors:


Presentation Dinner


Distinguished Guest: 


Australian Ambassador to China

Ms Jan Adams


Date: Saturday 19th November 2016


Time: 5:30 - 9:30pm


Location: Guangzhou


Venue: TBA






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Top 3 Universities with Most Alumni in July


Monash University

University of New South Wales

Macquarie University



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Thanks to the Australia China Council for helping to make ACAA Connect happen!



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Upcoming Events



University of Canberra

China Alumni Chapter Launch



Guangzhou: Saturday 30th July

Location: 84 Fang Cafe



AustCham Shanghai Graduate Career Fair



Shanghai: Saturday 27th August

Location: Crown Plaza



La Trobe University

2016 Alumni Seminars

Shanghai: Sunday 11th September

Location: East China Normal University


Beijing: Monday 12th September

Location: JW Marriott Beijing Central


Hong Kong: Saturday 17th September

Location: Cordis Hotel





Click HERE for ACAA 2016 Event Calendar




Partner News



CQ University




CQUniversity Researcher Working To Combat Cancer


CQUniversity's PhD student Emily Henkel, is working at the forefront of research into a rainforest-derived anti-cancer drug known as EBC-46.


Emily won a scholarship that enables her to undertake 10 weeks of industry experience with Professor Peter Parsons at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research. Emily’s work will help tailor the drug’s use with specific types of tumours.


She will gain skills on advanced instruments for chemical analysis while studying concentrations of EBC-46 and measuring the products of its metabolic reactions in solutions and cells.


The drug EBC-46 is being developed by biotech company QBiotics, who work to create pharmaceutical products that have the potential to address major health problems using ingredients sourced from Australia's tropical rainforests.


Research at CQUniversity has been classified as “well above world standard” in the area of “other Medical and Health Sciences” by recent Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) rankings.



July Greetings

ACAA 七月祝语

July means a new start for graduates and the ACAA will be continuing to provide guidance and opportunities for Australian alumni seeking jobs in China.


ACAA Connect is a very useful platform for alumni to find key information on jobs and career development as well as to share stories of studying overseas or coming back to China. In August ACAA's mentor program will be launched on ACAA Connect which will help you find an appropriate mentor or mentee. 


The nominations for the 2016 ACAA/IELTS Australia China Alumni Awards are now open and will close on 31st August. We welcome all alumni to nominate yourself or a fellow alumnus.


In July, the ACAA supported Victoria University, the University of Queensland and the University of Tasmania to hold celebrations in China. On 30th July , the ACAA in Guangzhou will have a small event to launch the China Chapter of the University of Canberra. 




Save the Date


19th November 2016


the 8th Australia China Alumni Awards.


See you in Guangzhou!


Best Wishes!


The ACAA Team 



Alumni Profile


Mesa Chen


RMIT alumna



Ms Mesa Chen is alumna of RMIT where she studied translation and interpreting and has been working in the international education industry in China since graduation. 


She has worked with two top international education companies and developed commercial and cooperative partnerships with local universities and various kinds of education organizations.


In southern and southwestern China, she worked with local authorities to align the English language evaluation systems with international standards, which turned out to be extremely successful.


She is keen to enhance education cooperation and communication between Australia and China and to connect Australian education and education resources with domestic education systems. 


Do you know alumni who you think should be profiled?


Email the ACAA team.


Alumni Watch



Mr. Wilson WAN


University of South Australia alumnus



Wilson Wan is alumnus of South Australia. He obtained his Graduate Diploma in Research Methodology, leading to his current study to a PhD candidate where he conducts research into strategy and improvisation. He served in Jacob Walery Limited as CEO for over 9 years. Recently he moved to Prover Bay Technologies as Independent Non-executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee.


He has also founded a charity, Hong Kong Caring Magic Circus, that uses caring magic as a means to promote love and care to those in need across world.


You or your alumni friend has recently changed jobs? Share about it with us. 


Email the ACAA team


Latest Job Opportunities








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*More jobs can be viewed on:

ACAA Website


You can now also view & save these jobs on ACAA Connect




Finding Alumni

To lean about how to find your alumni using ACAA Connect, please click here.



Victoria University


More than 400 Victoria University (VU) students have been conferred at VU's annual China graduation, held at the Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE) in Beijing on Sunday (3rd July).


Read full article here.




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