Students benefit from global research connections

29 Jul 2013

Students benefit from global research connectionsThree of The University of Queensland’s top research institutes will host 23 undergraduate science and biomedical students from China’s Fudan University this month.

The visiting international students will undertake a six-week research experience program in the lab that best suits their research interests at UQ’s Diamantina Institute (UQDI), Institute for Molecular Bioscience and Queensland Brain Institute.

UQ’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Max Lu welcomed the students in true Queensland style at a barbeque hosted at IMB on 17 July.

This research experience program exchange between the two universities was initially established thanks to a collaboration between The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute and Fudan University.

Dr Gethin Thomas, Deputy Director of Education at UQDI, said of the exchange program, “Fudan University if one of China’s top institutions and has an excellent reputation in biomedical research.”

“We hope this program will bring our top researchers closer together and create ongoing research links focussed around student exchange and joint PhD programs.”

Fudan University is one of China’s leading universities and is a fellow member of Universitas 21, an international network of 21 leading research-intensive universities in fifteen countries that aims to facilitate collaboration and cooperation between member universities.

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