Students benefit from global research connections

23 Jul 2013

Three of The University of Queensland’s top research institutes will host 23 undergraduate science and biomedical students from China’s Fudan University this month.

The visiting international students will undertake a six-week research experience program in the lab that best suits their research interests at UQ’s Diamantina Institute, Institute for Molecular Bioscience and Queensland Brain Institute.

UQ’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Max Lu and IMB Director Professor Brandon Wainwright welcomed the students in true Queensland style at a barbeque hosted at IMB on 17 July.

This research experience program exchange between the two universities was initially established thanks to a collaboration between UQ’s Diamantina Institute and Fudan University.

Fudan University is one of China’s leading universities and is a fellow member of Universitas 21, an international network of 27 leading research-intensive universities in fifteen countries that aims to facilitate collaboration and cooperation between member universities.

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