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Mish's story: Studying Burmese at ANU

As a first-year student, Mish Khan was at a crossroads choosing a language to complement her Bachelor of Asian Studies. Fascinated by Myanmar's political transition and eager to develop a competitive edge, she decided to minor in Burmese at ANU, the only Australian university to teach the language.

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SBS 2018 National Languages Competition Awards Ceremony

The ANU College of Asia and the Pacific was proud to partner with SBS Australia for the 2018 National Languages Competition, which held its awards ceremony yesterday in Sydney. An impressive 4,000 entries were submitted across 40 languages, with five winners in various age groups. 
Acting Dean Dr Nicholas Farrelly served on this year's judging panel. He spoke about the unlimited possibilities learning a language provides students and announced the College's $11.6m investment in Asian and Pacific languages. 

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ANU signs historic agreement with PwC Australia

The Australian National University and PwC Australia recently signed a historic agreement to foster greater collaboration between the two institutions.

Dean of ANU College of Asia & the Pacific Michael Wesley spoke about the contributions ANU experts can make by providing Australian business with specialised knowledge about the Asia-Pacific region.

“Business tend to be very risk-adverse and quite unknowledgeable about the region. ANU can provide that knowledge and provide greater levels of capability in dealing across cultures”, he said.

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Tok Pisin at ANU

For more than a decade, Jenny Homerang has taught Papua New Guinea's lingua franca, Tok Pisin, to diplomats, journalists, trade officials, NGO employees and countless others interested in Australia's closest Pacific neighbour. 
In 2019, she will begin teaching the language via an innovative online program she co-developed at ANU, the first Australian institution to teach Tok Pisin. In learning the language, students can gain a deeper understanding of the rich cultures, histories and societies in Papua New Guinea. 

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ANU promotes Asian languages

ANU College of Asia & the Pacific students share their experiences learning the languages of our region with visiting Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen and Shadow Minister of Education Tanya Pilbersek.
Dr Nicholas Farrelly, ANU College of Asia & the Pacific Associate Dean, emphasised the importance of young Australians having the "skills, techniques, mindset and the networks ... to play constructive roles over this very exciting century".

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Does ASEAN matter? An interview with Dr Marty Natalegawa

Professor John Blaxland, Director of The Australian National University Southeast Asia Institute, speaks to Dr Marty Natalegawa before the Australian launch of his book, "Does ASEAN Matter? A View from Within".

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Meet Master of Strategic Studies student, Max Lee-Abbott

Max Lee-Abbott discusses his experience studying the Master of Strategic Studies at ANU College of Asia & the Pacific. Learn more about the Master of Strategic Studies program: 
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Updated:  24 April, 2017/Responsible Officer:  Dean, ANU College of Asia & the Pacific/Page Contact:  CAP Web Team