Monash recognised for international excellence
Monash University, along with two of its students, have been celebrated at the 2015 Victorian International Education Awards for contributions to Victoria’s international education sector.
The Honourable Linda Dessau AM, Governor of Victoria, and Steve Herbert, Minister for Training and Skills, announced the awards, with Monash recognised for Excellence in International Education.
Students from Monash were presented with International Student of the Year awards in two of the five categories: Internationalisation, Research, Higher Education, Vocational Education and Training and English Language Training.
Monash student Joslyn Ma was the winner of the new ‘Victorian Student of the Year – Internationalisation’ category, for her ongoing focus on enhancing cultural integration between domestic and international students.
Jirayut Prompen from the Monash University English Language Centre in Thailand was presented with the International Student of the Year award for English Language Training.
Each student will receive scholarships of $10,000 to contribute to their studies in Victoria and become an ambassador for the Victorian Government’s Study Melbourne initiative.
President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Margaret Gardner AO said the University was pleased that its focus on internationalisation had been recognised.
“To internationalise is essential to powering higher education,” Professor Gardner said. “As we strive to achieve excellence, Monash continues to build on our international presence, expanding connections and opportunities worldwide.
“Congratulations to all Monash staff and students who have worked tirelessly to foster engagement and inclusion across the international community.”
The annual Awards are part of a series of Study Melbourne initiatives that acknowledge the significant, unique and diverse contribution international students and international education providers make to Victoria.