News & Events

Here you'll find the latest news and events from the Australian Studies Centre, as well as information about conferences, seminars and roundtables aimed at strengthening the academic cooperation between Uruguay and Australia.

ASC proudly announces the visit of Professor Colin Barrow from Deakin University.
Dr. Nicolás Gambetta received the COALAR Australia Latin America Young Entrepreneur Award from the Council on Australia Latin America Relations (COALAR), established by the Australian Government through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Gambetta is academic coordinator of postgraduates degrees in accounting and taxation in the School of Management and Social Sciences and executive board member of the university’s Australian Studies Centre.
The Australian Studies Centre (ASC) was officially launched at Universidad ORT on the 24th November 2016. A successful start was followed by the first Board Meeting held on the 2nd March 2017 at ORT, where most members attended the meeting both, onsite and remotely.
The Australian Studies Centre (ASC) official inauguration will take place at Universidad ORT Uruguay’s Pocitos Campus on November 24th, 2016, followed by a reception.
David Casey, Petrel’s Managing Director, explains the motivations that led his company to support the first Australian Studies Centre in Latin America to be established in Uruguay.
Lucía Bianchi (Architecture) and Eliana Nervi (Biotechnology) were awarded Deakin-ANII scholarships to enrol at Deakin University's Master in Sustainable Regional Development.
Peter Barnard, former Meat Livestock Australia strategist, was invited by the Instituto Nacional de Carnes (INAC) to provide a lecture on the future of the meat international market.
The Australian Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), recently visited Uruguay’s capital city Montevideo.
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.