ACSF 2013 – Demographics of Two Nations – how to address the issue of ageing nations
Australia-based activities of the 2013 Australia-China Student Forum concluded on the 8th of October with the last two days consisting of student presentations, a student dialogue, a closing speech by the Centre for China Studies Executive Director, Professor Pei Likun, and a farewell lunch for our 20 visiting students from Peking University and Beijing Foreign Studies University. La Trobe University student participants are now preparing for their reciprocal visit to China, with 17 students destined for Beijing and 18 for Chongqing. Pre-departure preparations include ten hours language learning, delivered by the Confucius Institute at La Trobe University, to equip the students with some basic Mandarin skills and some background knowledge of their destinations. China-based Forum activities begin on the 30th of November and will conclude on the 12th of December. Activities will include industry visits, lectures, seminars, further language classes and opportunities to visit some significant cultural and historical locations.
The Centre for China Studies was successful in securing some support funding for the 2013 Australia-China Student Forum from the AsiaBound Grants Program; a Federal Government scheme supporting Australian student participation in Asia-based study experiences. Congratulations to the ten students selected as recipients of $2,000 AsiaBound grants.
The Centre for China Studies would like to thank the organisations who contributed to this year’s Australia-China Student Forum in Melbourne:
Centre for Dialogue
La Trobe International
Australian Institute of Primary Care
Darebin City Council
School of Public Health
Darebin Community Health
Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing
School of Public Health and Human Biology