18 May 2016
Queensland Deputy Premier and Minister for Trade and Investment, Jackie Trad has announced that that 20 students from 10 countries – including two from Indonesia – will be able to win five months of study in Brisbane, Cairns or the Gold Coast, including tuition, flights, accommodation and holiday experiences worth up to IDR292,087,950 (AUD30,000).
As part of her visit to Indonesia this week, Ms Trad launched Queensland’s Best Semester Abroad campaign at Diponegoro University (UNDIP) in Semarang.
“The Best Semester Abroad campaign focuses on Queensland’s first-class international education and training institutions,” Ms Trad said.
Ms Trad also marked the 25th anniversary of Queensland and Java’s sister state relationship with Central Java’s Governor Ganjar Pranowo.
“One of Queensland’s earliest and strongest links with Indonesia has been our longstanding relationship with Central Java, which is why I was delighted to mark this significant anniversary,” she said.
“This partnership has led to an impressive number of mutually beneficial activities over the past quarter of a century, such as collaborations between universities and vocational training and education centres and exchanges of teachers, lecturers and students.”
Ms Trad is leading a delegation of 18 senior representatives from Queensland’s higher education and vocational education and training (VET) sectors and has also promoted the campaign during a visit to BINUS University in Jakarta.
“International education and training is already Queensland’s second largest service export – second only to tourism – sustaining about 20,000 jobs and contributing $2.9 billion to the state’s export revenue last year,” Ms Trad said.