Explore our five-year International action plan.
Engaging with our overseas partners is critical to our mission to improve the health and wellbeing of people across the world. Throughout the Faculty, many individuals and groups have established long-lasting, productive collaborations with international colleagues. These connections enrich our work and broaden the Faculty’s perspectives to address global health and societal challenges.
As a top-rated university in Asia, we have a special responsibility – and a unique opportunity – to share our expertise in a region that is experiencing extraordinary rates of growth. Our international strategy seeks to take advantage of the dynamic region in which we find ourselves, while providing a common foundation for us to collaborate internationally.
Over the next five years, we will strengthen our engagement with Asia to enhance our position as a leading university for health and medicine in the Asia-Pacific region. We will provide support to our academics wishing to establish collaborative research projects, develop joint teaching programs and provide services and care in the region.
Our international strategy seeks to take advantage of our dynamic region and provide a common foundation for us to collaborate internationally.
We will develop three targeted country/region strategies covering China, India and South-East Asia (including Indonesia). This will include:
- Identification of specific teaching, research and engagement opportunities in each country
- Alignment of each country strategy with the University’s broader international priorities
We will appoint Principal Academics and Working Groups for each priority country to work with the Associate Dean International on development and implementation of country strategies.
We will establish a new ‘Visiting Fellowship Program’ to support two-way exchange of academics to China, India and South-East Asia.
We will develop an annual ‘Asia-literacy’ leadership program for selected academic staff to build expertise in navigating the complexity and challenges of working in Asia. This will include:
- Development of a curriculum in consultation with agencies both inside and outside the University (such as the Australia India Institute, AsiaLink, DFAT)