Launch event | Macquarie University Asia Society Mobility Scholarship


A collaborative scholarship enabling Macquarie students to undertake exchange programs in Asia


Asia Society Australia and Macquarie University as we celebrate the launch of a new collaborative scholarship to enabling Macquarie University students to undertake long-term exchange programs in leading universities across Asia.

Asia Society Global Co-Chair Ambassador Chan Heng Chee and Macquarie University Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Kevin Jameson will officially launch the A$500,000 annual scholarship fund at the Art Gallery of NSW.

This unique partnership between one of Australia’s leading and most internationalised university and a prominent global non-profit organisation dedicated to Asia will enable 50 of the University’s undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students to deepen their understanding of Asia and strengthen their interpersonal, academic and professional capabilities to be Asia-engaged and globally competent leaders each year.

Date: Monday 12 March 2018
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Venue: Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery Road, Sydney NSW 2000
Dress: Cocktail or Business attire

This event is open to members of Asia Society Australia and invited guests only. 

About our speakers:

Chan Heng Chee

Ambassador Chan Heng Chee is a Global co-chair of Asia Society. She chairs the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities in the Singapore University of Technology and Design. She is Chairman of the National Arts Council, a Member of the Presidential Council for Minority Rights, a Member of the Constitutional Commission 2016 and Deputy Chairman of the Social Science Research Council. Ambassador Chan is a Member of the Board of Trustees of the National University of Singapore and a Member of the Yale-NUS Governing Board. She serves as a Member of the Advisory Council of Temasek Foundation Connects and also as a Member of the Executive Board of the China Cultural Centre. She is Global Co-Chair of Asia Society, and a Member of the International Advisory Panel, AXA Group, GIE AXA, Paris (France).

Previously, she was Singapore's Ambassador to the United States and Singapore's Permanent Representative to the United Nations with concurrent accreditation as High Commissioner to Canada and Ambassador to Mexico.

Ambassador Chan received a number of awards including The Public Administration Medal (Gold); The Meritorious Service Medal; The Distinguished Service Order; Honorary Degrees of Doctor of Letters from the University of Newcastle, Australia; the University of Buckingham (United Kingdom); and an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws from the University of Warwick (United Kingdom). When Ambassador Chan left Washington at the end of her appointment, she received the Inaugural Asia Society Outstanding Diplomatic Achievement Award, the Inaugural Foreign Policy Outstanding Diplomatic Achievement Award 2012 and the United States Navy Distinguished Public Service Award.

Prof. Kevin Jameson profile

Professor Kevin Jameson is Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at Macquarie University. Prior to this role, he was Interim Executive Dean of the Faculty of Business & Economics, Head of the Department of Applied Finance & Actuarial Studies and Director of the Macquarie University Applied Finance Centre. At various times he has been the Australian Head of Capital Markets (based in Sydney), Country Head for Japan and Regional Head of Treasury and Capital Markets for Asia (based in Tokyo) and Global Managing Director of Capital Markets (based in London) for a large UK banking and investment banking group. He has also been a member of the Advisory Council of the Centre for International Finance & Regulation (CIFR), and Chair of the Benchmarks Committee of the Australian Financial Markets Association (AFMA), a Trustee of CEDA – the Committee for Economic Development of Australia, and a Director of SIRCA Limited. He has also been a Director of the Sydney Futures Exchange (and Chair of its Financial Instruments & Options Committee), a Director of and advisor to several private investment businesses, and Chair of a technology company specializing in products and services for the wholesale asset management industry, operating in Australia, Europe and the US. He is a Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia).

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Event Details

Mon 12 Mar 2018
6 - 8:30 p.m.

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery Road, Sydney NSW 2000

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