Thirteen delegates representing scholarship funding agencies from Latin America, South East Asia and North Asia visited Griffith University on Friday 15 May to learn about Griffith’s strategic research strengths. Griffith presenters, including, Prof Sarah Todd, Pro Vice Chancellor (International), Prof David Lambert, Dean, Research, Griffith Sciences, Prof Michele Burford, Executive Deputy Director, Australian Rivers Institute and Prof Tony Perkins, Dean, Academic, Griffith Health, showcased diverse research areas in Griffith Sciences, Water Science and Health.

The group of international scholarship bodies came to Griffith as part of the International Education and Training Familiarisation Tour organised by Trade and Investment Queensland. The aim of the familiarisation tour was to profile quality Queensland universities, allowing delegates to gain a deeper understanding of individual academic and research strengths. Griffith welcomed the visit as it was an ideal opportunity to increase awareness of Griffith strengths, which will in turn enable future cooperation opportunities to ensue. Griffith University currently supports over 300 sponsored students from around the world. The Financial Aid and Sponsorship Office, located in Griffith International, is responsible for providing assistance to sponsored students and to their sponsors.