News & Events

Two ORT graduates receive Deakin-ANII scholarships

Lucía Bianchi (Architecture) and Eliana Nervi (Biotechnology) were awarded Deakin-ANII scholarships to enrol at Deakin University's Master in Sustainable Regional Development.

Date: 11/15/2016

Deakin University is an Australian public university with approximately 50,644 higher education students. Established in 1974, the University has campuses in Geelong, Warrnambool and Burwood, Melbourne and learning centres in Dandenong, Craigieburn and Werribee, all in the state of Victoria.

Scholarships for the Master in Sustainable Regional Development are financed by Uruguay’s National Research and Innovation Agency (ANII), for a maximum period of 24 months.

During the first stage of the Master, students receive courses related to the subject at Deakin University. During the second stage of the scholarship, they carry out their research in the Uruguayan academic institution that supports them, under local co-tutoring.

The scholarships include:

  • Round-trip ticket to the place where the postgraduate course takes place.
  • Tuition fees.
  • Living expenses in Australia.
  • Medical insurance.
  • Scholarship during stay in Uruguay, equivalent to national Masters programs.
ASC’s main objectives

ASC’s main objectives

  • To organize conferences, seminars and roundtables about Australian current issues and their relationship with the region.

  • To promote overseas study and student exchange programs.

  • To promote academic cooperation with Australian universities, in particular faculty exchange programs and activities in support of the Uruguayan postgraduate system.

  • To develop courses on Australian history, politics, international relations, economics, business, society, education, culture, literature, sustainability and environmental topics.

  • To develop comparative research projects between Australia and the region.

On Friday 9 March 2018 we received the visit of Cathy Raper, Head of Europe and Latin America Engagement at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) of Australia.

Dr Francisco Rosas, one of ASC research colleagues, was invited to AARES Annual Conference to present his paper on “The effect of irrigation on income volatility reduction: A prospect theory approach”.

In December 2017 the ASC received the visit of Ms Natalie Collard, Board Member of COALAR, the Council for Australian and Latin-American Relations.

We thank Ambassador Noel Campbell for his permament support to the ASC and share his interview on the role of The Australian Studies Centre after his visit to Montevideo to participate on the 2nd ASC Board Meeting.