Issue 2
Monday, 29 February 2016
Charles Darwin University
Shanghai will host the Y20 China Summit in August
Shanghai will host the Y20 China Summit in August

CDU offered seat at China summit

By Patrick Nelson

A Global Voices Scholarship, funded by the Office of the Vice-Chancellor, will pave the way for a CDU student to join a delegation of Australian university students at the Y20 China Summit this August.  

The program encompasses high-level meetings in Canberra and Shanghai as well as a fully supported Research Fellowship.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks said it was a unique and exciting opportunity for a student enrolled at CDU to meet and share ideas with other young leaders, policy makers and experts.

“I’d encourage anyone with a passion for engaging in international policy and diplomacy on the world stage to throw their hat in the ring,” Professor Maddocks said.

Students with an interest in trade, development, entrepreneurship, business, diplomacy, youth affairs, international policy or a related field are encouraged to apply.

Professor Maddocks said Y20 was a youth-led summit that would bring together people to discuss and participate in programs related to global growth, development and structural reform.

“All costs related to the program will be fully covered under the scholarship.”

Two CDU students attended Global Voices events in 2013. They were teaching graduate Gemma Church, who attended the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York, and midwifery graduate Clarice Kimlin, who attended World Bank and IMF meetings in Washington.

Professor Maddocks said the successful student must meet certain criteria and have their application submitted by March 17.The scholarship is available to Australian citizens and permanent residents.

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