Good afternoon. This past week I attended the World University Presidents Symposium and Beijing Forum 2018 in China.
The event also marked Peking University’s 120th anniversary and was an opportunity for more than 250 University leaders from across the globe to discuss current issues facing the higher education sector. The Go8 also took the opportunity to meet with the Ministry of Education and the China Scholarship Council.
In last night’s Federal budget, the government extended funding to the Australia-India strategic research fund, demonstrating support of this collaboration. UWA recently became an affiliated partner of the Australia India Institute, and it is pleasing relations with the region are viewed as a strategic priority at a national level.