Foundation for Australian Studies in China (FASIC) established

 

 

02 May 2012

FOUNDATION FOR AUSTRALIAN STUDIES IN CHINA

BHP BILLITON CHAIR OF AUSTRALIAN STUDIES IN PEKING UNIVERSITY

 

Dear Australia-China Council Supporters, Alumni and Friends,

 

The Council is proud to support the establishment of the Foundation for Australian Studies in China (FASIC).

The Foundation is an independent non-profit foundation in Australia established to support Australian Studies Centres located across China and to provide funding and other assistance to the BHP Billiton Chair of Australian Studies located at Peking University in Beijing, People’s Republic of China.

The Foundation will play a significant role in the promotion of Australian Studies in China and will further expand and strengthen research and teaching alliances and links between Australian and Chinese universities. 

 

The key objectives of the Foundation are:

1.       Bridge two Countries: Support programs or activities that enhance the mutual understanding and engagement between people of Australia and China

2.       Enhance Understanding: Enhance the understanding of Australia in China through funding and other support provided to Australian Studies Centres

3.       Sponsor Educational Activities: Provide scholarships for educational exchanges between Australia and China as well as funding support to a Chair of Australian Studies

 

The Foundation is now seeking Expressions of Interest from qualified applicants for the BHP Billiton Chair of Australian Studies at Peking University (Chair). Full job description and selection criteria are available at: http://fasic.org.au/new/index.php/apply-for-the-chair

Visit the Foundation website for further information: www.fasic.org.au

 

Sincerely,

 

The Hon Warwick Smith AM,

Chair, Australia-China Council