Deakin welcomes Brazilian Science without Borders students
The University welcomes 24 Brazilian students participating in the Science without Borders scholarship scheme.
Deakin has welcomed Brazilian study abroad students at the Sally Walker Building, on the Geelong Waterfront Campus on Monday, 10 March. The event was held to recognise and welcome the significant number of study abroad students participating in the Brazilian 'Science without Borders' (SWB) scholarship scheme.
Deakin is currently hosting 24 SWB students in total, 19 of which are studying in Geelong, undertaking units in Architecture and across the Life Sciences. All students have spent at least one trimester prior to this studying at Deakin University's English Language Institute.
Students had the opportunity to meet with the Vice-Chancellor, who highlighted the importance of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by the Australian and Brazilian governments in 2010. The MoU seeks to enhance and diversify relations between the two countries in all areas and a commitment was made to expand cooperation in science and research. The bilateral initiatives, of which the SWB program is part, have created the right climate for deep engagement between Australian and Brazilian universities in the areas of research, staff and student mobility.
The Brazilian students have contributed to a wonderful diversity on campus in Geelong, and this should inspire local students to consider studying in Brazil and overseas.