Australian Education Exhibition 2014 on 22 February in Colombo

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The Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) with the support of the Australian High Commission and partners Australian Education International and Perth Education City will stage ‘Australia Future Unlimited: Education Exhibition 2014’ in Colombo on Saturday, 22 February 2014 from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Taj Samudra Hotel, Crystal Ballroom Lower. Twenty six Australian education providers consisting of universities, technical and further education institutes and colleges will engage directly with Sri Lankan students wishing to explore further education in Australia. Australian High Commissioner Robyn Mudie, speaking about the event said, “Australia and Sri Lanka have shared an extensive bilateral relationship over many decades. Our close ties are based on a history of partnership in areas such as education, trade and investment and development cooperation, and further strengthened through people to people links and migration. Education builds strong and lasting links between our countries. The Australian government is committed to the continued expansion of this valuable element of our relationship. We are keen to build on the already strong education links we have with Sri Lanka.” "Austrade in collaboration with SL2College is also organising, ‘Australia Future Unlimited: SL2College SparkEx 2014’ on Friday, 21 February 2014" Austrade Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner, Nicola Watkinson, said that Austrade was proud to partner with Australian institutions to give prospective Sri Lankan students and their families an opportunity to look closely at education possibilities and options in Australia. Watkinson further noted that Australia is one of the world’s leading providers of international education and provides opportunities for hundreds of thousands of international students to gain a globally recognised Australian qualification. Such initiatives aim to grow the educational partnership between Australia and Sri Lanka, as well as help support skills development for the Sri Lankan economy and society. Fiona McCulloch from Australia’s Department of Immigration noted that Australia welcomes over 250,000 students every year from around the world, and is keen to attract the best students from Sri Lanka. Australia encourages and welcomes international students because their participation in society helps to create strong people to people links between Australia and the rest of the world. World class education with a multicultural environment Australia combines a world class education with a multicultural environment and provides students an opportunity to learn and live in a progressive and vibrant society. Australia continues to be at the forefront of research, development and innovation across many disciplinces, from the sciences to sport. Australia continues to rank among the most popular education destinations for Sri Lankan students. Substantial numbers of Sri Lankan graduates are now applying the skills and knowledge they acquired in Australia in fields of expertise across government, community and the private sector both at home in Sri Lanka as well as across the globe. ‘Australia Future Unlimited: Education Exhibition 2014’ will be an opportunity for participating institutions to meet with and brief students on the education opportunities in Australia, ranging from undergraduate and vocational programs to post-graduate research, masters, and doctorate programs. The Australian Government invites students to come and explore why Australian Education offers a ‘Future Unlimited’ and encourages them to take the opportunity of talking directly with representatives from the following institutions that will be in attendance at the exhibition at Taj Samudra Hotel. Institutions that will be in attendance Australian Catholic University, Canberra Institute of Technology, Central Queensland University, Charles Darwin University, Charles Sturt University/Study Group, Chisholm Institute, Curtin University, Deakin University/Melbourne Institute of Business and Technology, Edith Cowan University/Perth Institute of Business and Technology, Griffith University/Queensland Institute of Business and Technology, Holmesglen Institute, Kangan Institute, Le Cordon Bleu, Macquarie University, Monash University, Murdoch University, New Generation College, Perth Education City (Study Perth), Queensland University of Technology, RMIT University, Southern Cross University, Swinburne University of Technology, University of Canberra, University of New England, University of Tasmania/Australian Maritime College and Victoria University. Austrade in collaboration with SL2College is also organising ‘Australia Future Unlimited: SL2College SparkEx 2014’ on Friday, 21 February 2014 at Taj Samudra Hotel, Crystal Ballroom Lower from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Those interested in attending the information session should register at Registration and entry is free!

 Australian Alumni Excellence Awards 2014 on Saturday

The ‘Australian Alumni Excellence Awards 2014’ Reception and Cocktail organised by the Australian Trade Commission, Colombo is to be held on Saturday, 22 February 2014 at Taj Samudra Hotel, Crystal Ballroom Upper from 6:45 p.m. till 10 p.m. The evening will comprise a showcase of Australian academic achievements and most importantly recognise the outstanding achievements made by Sri Lankans who are alumni of Australian universities through their education in Australia. Awards will be presented to alumni who have been nominated for awards under various categories. The evening will also provide a fantastic opportunity to network and interact with representatives of Australian universities and institutions, academics, business leaders, special invitees from prominent local education institutions and corporates. Australian High Commissioner Robyn Mudie will be the Chief Guest. Also in attendance will be Nicola Watkinson, Minister Commercial and Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner, Austrade-South Asia and Peter Forby, Regional Director, Government of Western Australia.