Students to reap New Colombo Plan global rewards

26 July 2018

More than 270 University of Queensland students will reap the rewards of more than $1.23 million allocated to UQ in the latest round of Federal Government New Colombo Plan mobility program funding.

School of Earth and Environmental Sciences senior lecturer Dr Karen McNamara said it presented a tremendous opportunity for UQ to strengthen ties with one Australia’s closest neighbours.

“The New Colombo grant provides much-needed financial support for our environmental management students to undertake industry placement in Niue, a small country in the South Pacific,” she said.

“Our students will work closely with the Niue Ministry of Social Services and Ministry of Natural Resources to undertake research, capacity building and policy making on key sustainable development issues.

“It’s the first New Colombo project in Niue, and a great step towards developing future collaborations and relationships between our two countries.”

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