ANU College of Asia & the Pacific gains 94% increase in 2018 New Colombo Plan funding

01 September 2017

Looking ahead, ANU College of Asia & the Pacific students can expect greater opportunities to study overseas under the New Colombo Plan (NCP).

For 2018, ANU College of Asia & the Pacific has successfully secured $262,900 in funding for 56 students to participate in nine projects – including two multi-year projects.

In this round, the College was successful for nine out of twelve submitted applications, accounting for an increase of 94 per cent on 2017 funding.

This success rate makes up 20 per cent of The Australian National University’s $1.24 million in NCP funding.

2018 College projects to be funded under the NCP:

  • Learning Language Locally: Korea (new short program – Dr Ruth Barraclough and Dr Roald Maliangkaij)
  • The Complexities of Regional Policymaking for Pacific Development (new short program – Associate Professor Meg Keen, Dr Matt Dornan, Dr Roannie Ng and Mr James Batley)
  • Modern Mongolia (existing short program – Professor Li Narangoa and Dr Jack Fenner)
  • Dive into New Delhi: India in Context (new short program)
  • Seouljourn: Exploring language, culture and business in Korea (new semester program)
  • Year in Asia (Korea, China, Japan, Thailand)

This is in addition to multi-year funding which will continue in 2018 for previously funded projects:

  • Cultural Landscapes and Environmental Change (2016 round – 15 grants in 2018)
  • Political Economy of Myanmar (2016 round - 25 grants in 2018)

Photo: Students on the Modern Mongolia: Challenges to Environment, Economy and Empire course, which ran for the first time in 2017 with support from the New Colombo Plan. This course provides students with an opportunity to explore the true costs of economic growth to Mongolia’s cultural, natural, and historic fabric.




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