More than 170 students studying with The University of Western Australia in Singapore - including the first group of science students to complete studies in Singapore - were acknowledged at a Presentation Ceremony this evening.
The University's Chancellor Dr Michael Chaney and Nobel Laureate Professor Barry Marshall joined other University staff at the ceremony which recognised the achievements of the inaugural group from the Faculty of Life and Physical Sciences, as well as 140 students from the UWA Business School.
All completed their studies through a unique partnership the University has developed with Singapore's PSB Academy, under which UWA staff fly to Singapore to teach, backed by high-quality facilities and administration provided by the academy.
The UWA-PSB partnership continues to attract large numbers of students. Currently, there are almost 500 students studying science programs and almost 300 in business programs.
"The particularly strong interest in the science program reflects a Singapore priority to become a life-sciences hub in the Asian region. It also is a very positive reflection of the strength and quality of the relationship between UWA and PSB Academy," UWA's Vice-Chancellor, Professor Alan Robson, said.
"The Presentation Ceremony has become an important annual event strengthening the University's relationship with Singapore - a relationship which now spans more than half a century. It is a relationship which continues to strengthen UWA's standing as a University with a reputation for international excellence", he said.
Janine MacDonald (UWA Public Affairs) (+61 8) 6488 5563 / (+61 4) 32 637 716