Campus France Australie at AIEC 2015 [fr]
Campus France Australie participated in the 2015 Australian International Higher Education Conference (AIEC) held in Adelaide (SA) from the 6th to the 9th of October. With more than 1,200 entries and 32 exhibitors this year, AIEC further established its reputation as a key international conference on higher education.
Johanna Castellaro, International Manager at Central Queensland University, Catherine Hodeir, Embassy of France in Australia, and Irene Jansen, DAAD
Just like in 2014, Campus France Australie had an information booth (shared with the DAAD) that proved very successful with the participants throughout the conference.
Catherine Hodeir, Embassy of France in Australia, and Bronwyn Bartsch, Deputy Vice-Chancellor International at Curtin University
Campus France Australie had also organised a panel discussion discussing how to address changing education and training needs in France and in Australia in the context of a globalized green economy. The panel featured Mrs Catherine Hodeir, Higher Education Attaché at the Embassy of France in Australia; Professor Pascale Quester, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President at the University of’Adelaide; and Mr David Lamy, CEO of Suez Environnement – Water and Treatment Solutions Australia.
“A globalized green economy: Addressing changing education and training needs in France and in Australia”
Faced with the new challenges stimulated by the emergence of a globalised green economy, how can the French model inspire Australia in the fields of research and higher education, and in motivating students in getting international professional experience? Concrete issues will be discussed through case-studies, including a study of the Initiative of Excellence Clusters’ strategies in France; and a presentation about the programmes developed by the Cooperation in Science and Technology Section at the Embassy of France, and by Campus France Australie (the national agency for the promotion of French higher education in Australia). These questions will be discussed in the light of the working relationships between French firms and their Australian partners in the various fields of the green economy.