Announcing the 7th Foundation for Australian Studies in China (FASIC) Conference
21 – 24 November 2019, University of Sydney Centre in China, Suzhou
Convened by Professor Pookong Kee, BHP Chair of Australian Studies at Peking University
Co-organised by School of International Studies (SIS) at Peking University
Sponsored by The Foundation for Australian Studies in China (FASIC)
With support from Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Victorian Government Trade and Investment Office (VGTI) China
The 7th FASIC conference is titled Innovative Partnerships: Australia and China Engagement in Education, Science and Technology. The Conference will bring together over 100 participants from China and Australia from a range of academic and professional backgrounds to discuss current research, reflect on recent Australia-China engagement achievements and identify opportunities for the further development of knowledge ties.
The conference will showcase Australia and China’s close and productive ties in education, science, technology and other fields of specialised knowledge. In announcing the new National Foundation for Australia-China Relations in March 2019, the Australian government foreshadowed additional support for promoting further ties in areas such as agriculture, infrastructure, health, ageing, the environment and energy.
This year’s conference host, University of Sydney Centre in China, located at the Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP) Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District, is itself a product of international collaboration. The University of Sydney Centre in China focuses on knowledge exchange, innovation, and development between China and Australia. The themes of the conference offer an unprecedented opportunity to embark on an in-depth discussion of existing and emerging themes, including but not limited to: education, innovation, technology, environment, urban development, life sciences, social sciences, and the humanities.
The FASIC Conference is convened by Professor Pookong Kee, BHP Chair of Australian Studies at Peking University, and sponsored by the Foundation for Australian Studies in China, with support from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Victorian Government Trade and Investment Office (VGTI) China, and other co-sponsors and supporters.
For conference updates visit www.fasic.org.au.
Attending the Conference: Attendance at the Conference is “By invitation” only. To register your expression of interest in this conference, please visit http://fasic.org.au/form/ and complete the online webform by 1 September 2019.
About the Foundation for Australian Studies in China
The Foundation for Australian Studies in China (FASIC) is a not-for-profit organisation registered in Australia. FASIC supports initiatives which deepen awareness of Australia in China across a range of disciplines and fields of study. FASIC plays a significant role in the promotion of Australian Studies in China and looks to further expand and strengthen research and teaching collaboration between Australian and Chinese universities. FASIC provides grants and scholarships to Australian and Chinese professionals. A key initiative of the Foundation is the BHP Chair of Australian Studies at Peking University, which is located within the School of International Studies at Peking University.
FASIC is supported by BHP, the Australia-China Council of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and HHK Advisory.