New Manager of the Australian Studies Centre

The ASC announces the appointment of Magdalena Narbondo as Manager of the Australian Studies Centre.

28 | 04 | 2017

Magdalena studied and worked in Australia for five years, has an MBA in Tourism from Victoria University and a Bachelor of Business from Universidad ORT Uruguay.

She holds both, Uruguayan and Australian citizenship, and runs her own business in the online tourism industry.

The ORT-ASC's Manager is responsible for the day-to-day running of the Centre and implementation of the plan of activities outlined by the Advisory Board.

For any ASC related issues please contact Magdalena at

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.