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Vietnamese students win scholarships to University of Queensland

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The Saigon Times Daily |

by Thuy Nguyen

University of Queensland president Paul Greenfield on Tuesday announced five HCMC students as scholarship winners to the Australian school.

This scholarship program was launched in March 2008 following a visit to Australia by Vietnam’s deputy prime minister and minister for education Nguyen Thien Nhan.

Each scholarship is worth approximately AUD $200,000 (US $150,000) for four years of study at UQ.

Since the late 1990’s, UQ has engaged in a range of activities in Vietnam including training programs and collaborative research across a broad range of disciplines. The UQ Vietnam-Australia 35 year commemorative research higher degree scholarships advance the spirit of the generosity of the Atlantic Philanthropies, a global organization that has been enormously supportive of initiatives in Vietnam and at UQ.

Atlantic funded nearly 300 Vietnamese graduate students who completed masters and doctorates at UQ between 2000 and 2007.

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