Aussie students selected to study in Asia under New Colombo Plan

More than 300 undergraduate students from 24 universities across Australia will soon set off to study abroad in the Indo-Pacific region under the Australian government’s 100 million AU dollar (90.5 billion U.S. dollar) New Colombo Plan. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, Education Minister Christopher Pyne and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs Senator Brett Mason announced Wednesday that 24 universities have been successful in their applications for New Colombo Plan mobility grants to support students commencing study programs in semester 1, 2014.

Australia to deliver fund for nanotech research

Australian government will deliver a fund for the new Australian Institute for Nanoscience ( AIN) which will open in May 2015 to boost its research of nanotechnology, Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research Kim Carr confirmed in a statement after breaking the ground for the new facility at the University of Sydney on Wednesday.