Celebrating the University of Melbourne’s New Colombo Plan Scholars

The New Colombo Plan (NCP) is an initiative by the Australian Government which aims to lift knowledge of the Indo-Pacific, by supporting Australian undergraduates to study and undertake Internships in the region.

The New Colombo Plan Secretariat and the Australian Government awarded 125 scholarships in 2019, including scholarships to six University of Melbourne students - a record number of NCP Scholars for the University of Melbourne. Previously, three scholars were awarded in 2018 and 2017; five in 2016; four in 2015; and one in 2014. 

The students attended an event in Canberra on 26 November where Senator The Hon. Marise Payne, Minister for Foreign Affairs and The Hon Dan Tehan MP, Minister for Education announced the full list of 2019 NCP Scholars. The successful University of Melbourne scholars are: 

Maxine SIlbert: Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy and Sociology)

Destination: China - Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Liam McFadzea-Lodge: Bachelor of Arts (Politics & International Studies and Economics)

Destination: Indonesia - Universitas Gadjah Mada through ACICIS

Balra Dillion: Bachelor of Arts (Politics & International Studies and Economics)

Destination: Indonesia - Universitas Gadjah Mada through ACICIS

Luke Macaronas: Bachelor of Arts (Art History and French Studies)

Destination: Japan - Waseda University

Connor O’Brien: Bachelor of Arts (Politics & International Studies and Economics)

Destination: Singaore - National University of Singapore

Jamie Wong: Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance)
Destination: Korea Republic - Korean University

The University of Melbourne has entered into a 40-year student accommodation agreement with AMP Capital, through its AMP Capital Diversified Infrastructure Trust.

University of Melbourne Vice-Chancellor Duncan Maskell warmly welcomed his excellency Mr Ram Nath Kovind, President of the Republic of India, to the University on Friday afternoon.

Niklas Labba, Academic Director of the Centre for Sámi Studies at the University of Tromsř - Arctic University of Norway, explored the importance of First Nations voice and constitutional recognition during his 2018 Narrm Oration at the University of Melbourne last night.

A new research training centre based at the University of Melbourne will advance and deploy new technologies that will remove long-standing barriers to drug discovery and development.

Amgen Foundation partners with University of Melbourne on undergraduate research program for Australia, New Zealand and Oceania

The University of Melbourne has been awarded a four-year grant from the Amgen Foundation to provide hands-on research experience in a laboratory to undergraduate science students across Australia, New Zealand and Oceania to inspire the next generation of innovators.