High endeavour for award-winning students
- UTS's latest Endeavour Awards scholarship recipients include two winners of the Prime Minister's Australia Asia Awards
- Suphinya Panyasi from Thailand has begun PhD studies in education at UTS this semester while UTS engineering student Jonathon Meagher will study in India at Anna University in Chennai
Two UTS students have been recognised as "high-calibre scholars" in the Prime Minister's Australia Asia Awards presented in Canberra this month.
The Prime Minister's Awards go to top recipients of the Endeavour Awards – the Australian Government's scholarship program that allows international and Australian students and researchers to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia or abroad.
Suphinya Panyasi from Thailand, who commenced her PhD studies in education at UTS this semester, was awarded a 2011 Prime Minister's Australia Asia Incoming Postgraduate Award.
Engineering student Jonathon Meagher was awarded a 2012 Prime Minister's Australia Asia Outgoing Undergraduate Award to study in India at Anna University in Chennai in construction engineering.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard congratulated the award recipients, saying they are offered to the best scholars, researchers and emerging leaders from Australia and participating economies in the Asia region, and recognise that the award holders are the leaders of the future.
According to the awards announcement, "The Prime Minister's Awards build deep and enduring education and professional links between Australia and Asia. They also provide an opportunity for Australian universities and the Australian Government to work in partnership to identify and reward high-calibre scholars.
"Recipients of the awards can combine their study or research with an internship or work placement, developing internationally-aware, skilled future leaders who can compete and collaborate in a globalised market.
"International education is Australia's third largest export industry and these Awards strengthen Australia's international education sector and enhance Australia's reputation as a quality education provider."
Other recently announced UTS Endeavour Award recipients were:
Endeavour Postgraduate Award (PhD)
Thi Huong Mai Duong from Vietnam, undertaking a PhD in the field of society and culture
Endeavour Leadership Award (PhD)
Muh Anshar from Indonesia, undertaking a PhD in smarter living technologies
Endeavour Research Fellowship
Mona Abed from Jordan, undertaking postdoctoral research in critical care nursing
Satita Watanapokakul from Thailand, undertaking postdoctoral research in teaching English as a second language
Endeavour Executive Award
Dr Katherina Petrou, undertaking professional development in the field of natural and physical sciences at the Institút de Ciencias del Mar in Barcelona, Spain
Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong Research Fellowship
Professor Cathrine Fowler, undertaking postdoctoral research in nursing at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Endeavour Research Fellowship
Miteshkumar (Mitesh) Patel, undertaking PhD research in engineering at the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden
Shan Chen, undertaking PhD research in IT at Indiana University in the USA
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