Students receive prestigious international scholarship25 July 2014

UQ’s Professor Alastair McEwan, left, with international scholarship winners Emily Chen, Kristie Higginson, Katrina Couzens and Hirotsugu Takahashi.

UQ Business School undergraduate student, Hirotsugu Takahashi, has been awarded a prestigious international scholarship under the Federal Government’s New Colombo Plan program.

The New Colombo Plan offers Australian undergraduates new opportunities for scholarships, grants for study, and internships/mentorships in Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, and Hong Kong.

The $100 million program has been established to increase knowledge of the Indo-Pacific region in Australia, and to strengthen relationships between individuals and institutions in the area.

UQ Global Engagement deputy director Dr Jess Gallagher said the scholarships aimed to deepen relationships in the region by increasing and consolidating links between universities, businesses, and other stakeholders.

“A key focus of UQ’s global strategy is building strong links with partners so that our students can take advantage of international study and work experiences,” Dr Gallagher said.

Hirotsugu is studying a Bachelor of Engineering/Business Management and will be attending the National University of Singapore.

Hirotsugu is joined in his achievement by  UQ Bachelor of Engineering/Economics student, Kristie Higginson; Bachelor of Science student, Emily Chen; and Bachelor of Science/Arts student, Katrina Couzens.

To learn more about the New Colombo Plan program

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