26 September 2023

Victoria hosts international Quads

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Victoria had the honour of hosting the inaugural Quad Fellowship Summit of scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians from all around the world a week or two back which attracted more than 100 postgraduate fellows to make the trip with many coming from the other side of the globe.

The week-long summit was focused on showcasing the many ways in which science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) researched and how expertise could be applied to benefit communities across the globe.

According to the organisers, the fellows experienced firsthand what made Melbourne and Victoria a world-class destination for research and education, hearing from leading Victorian researchers, educators and industry partners on their ground-breaking work and research trends across a variety of STEM fields.

The importance of multi-disciplinary collaboration that included diverse perspectives were highlighted throughout the week, with fellows participating in workshops and panel discussions to build their skills as the next generation of global STEM leaders.

The fellows also took a taste of Victoria’s rich cultural life, partaking in a unique First Nations immersive experience hosted by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; taking a day trip to Healesville and the Yarra Valley where they were up close and personal with Australian wildlife; spending an evening at the Melbourne Museum; and attending an AFL game at the MCG.

Melbourne and Victoria’s globally connected education, research, technology and innovation ecosystem was further showcased at the Victorian Government Industry Networking Reception held as part of the summit on 5 June.

The reception brought together companies active in the Quad nations, education and research partners, leading STEM academics, government, and diplomatic corps from the Quad nations.

More information about the Quad Fellowship and this year’s fellows can be accessed at the Fellowship’s website which can be accessed at this PS News link.

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