Australian Department of Foreign Affairs at ASC

Last Friday 9 March 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.

Date: 03/09/2018

On her first visit to Uruguay, Cathy explored current activities between Australia and Uruguay through her several meetings with the national government, the industry and the Australia-Uruguay Chamber of Commerce. The Australian Studies Centre (ASC) presented its activities and future projects and a strong liaison was formed for future collaboration between the Australian Government and the ASC.

Peter Rennert from the Australian Embassy and Amanda Panayotou from COALAR joined Cathy on her agenda. Both the Executive and Research team shared their experiences and projects with the ASC.

We thanks their visit and the opportunity to strengthen our ties!

  

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.

More than 30 students from the University of New England (UNE) from Armidale Australia, and a group of four faculty members visited Uruguay in June 2018 on an agriculture studies ground tour.

On June 20th 2018, Chris Gale, Chairman at COALAR (Council for Australia and Latin America Relations) from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) visited the Australian Studies Centre, having met with Board Members and Executive Team.

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.

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.