September 17, 2019
Global learning for Indian business students on UOW scholarships
Seven UOW scholarships presented to IFIM Business School students
University of Wollongong (UOW) Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Wellings CBE offered new global learning opportunities to seven high-achieving graduate students from the Institute of Finance and International Management (IFIM) Business School in Bangalore, India during a visit this week.
Professor Wellings presented six scholarships valued at AUD$5,000 and one valued at AUD$10,000 on Wednesday 11 September.
The scholarships enable recipients to travel to Australia and study postgraduate business subjects for two trimesters at UOW’s Sydney or Wollongong campuses.
Professor Wellings presented the scholarships at a gathering of staff and students at IFIM, accompanied by an official delegation that included Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global Strategy) Professor Alex Frino, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Business, Professor Charles Areni and UOW Global Brand Ambassador and former Australian cricket captain and wicketkeeper, Adam Gilchrist AM.
In addressing students and faculty, Gilchrist noted the significance of the scholarship presentation in the developing relationship between UOW and IFIM Business School.
“It’s a great afternoon where two universities from different countries have come together to extend a platform for Indian students to master their knowledge and skills through the scholarships offered by the University of Wollongong. Being a part of this milestone gives me immense pleasure and thus, I would like to extend hearty congratulations to those who have earned the scholarship”.
UOW Global Brand Ambassador Adam Gilchrist at the scholarship ceremony at IFIM Business School in Bangalore.
The scholarship presentations comes as UOW forges even stronger ties with the IFIM Business School, which is ranked among India’s top institutions.
UOW business students have previously visited IFIM Business School on study tours and the two institutions have established a dual award program, enableing IFIM students to complete a master of International Business at UOW.
The institutions have also previously stated their shared intention to work on joint projects, collaborate on research, share academic information, participate in seminars and workshops together and offer graduate student exchange opportunities as well as reciporical scholarships and internshps.
Before the presentation, UOW’s delegation met with senior IFIM leadership and corporate partners to discuss shared initiatives and explore industry connections and student placement opportunities.
“This partnership has offered both institutions a unique experience which will help us grow in our journey. Through this scholarship, we wish to leverage a platform for the students of IFIM Business School to master their skills,” Professor Wellings said.
“We look forward to forging ever stronger bonds with this highly respected Indian business school as UOW expands international learning opportunities for both Australian and Indian business students.
“Such knowledge exchange across national and cultural borders not only enriches both institutions, but also helps create graduates who are better equipped for our rapidly evolving global business world,” Professor Wellings said.