Australia Awards Mongolia: Explanation of Changes

The following information is to clarify the situation for the Australia Awards scholarship program in 2015, and for the following two years. Background In May 2015, the Australian Government handed down its annual budget. The budget included reductions in foreign aid for many countries, including Mongolia. Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has…

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Welcome Back Seminar for Australia Awards Alumni

A Welcome-back seminar for awardees, who completed their postgraduate courses at Australian universities in the second semester of 2015, was held on 18 September 2015 at the Australia Awards Mongolia Office. The seminar’s key purposes were to welcome and congratulate the graduates, share their academic experiences, their reintegration plans and innovative ideas they want to…

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Leading Mongolia's Biotechnology Research

Summer holidays spent with his grandparents in a small village called Gachuurt, about 20 kilometres outside Ulaanbaatar, could easily have helped determine Ariunbold Usukhbayar’s future career path. Usukhbayar, who holds three different positions with the Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences (MNUMS), lived with his Grandmother, a Paediatrician; and his Grandfather, a university lecturer; and…

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Womens's Leadership Program Newsletter No.3

The Women’s Leadership Program (WLP) has been running since January 2015 and a special feature were the four community development projects designed and implemented by participants. These projects complemented participants’ learning experiences by providing opportunities for them to practice their leadership skills while at the same time develop their personal beliefs and values. There were…

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Women’s Leadership Program Update

Women’s Leadership Program (WLP) participants have been active since their Orientation Retreat (29 January – 1 February 2015). They have attended forums with influential leaders and seminar workshops to improve their managerial and leadership skills. They have also had opportunities to attend networking events to expand their professional links and improve mentorship skills. Activities successfully…

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Pre-Departure Briefing 2015 Semester II Intake

  Ms. B. Tsendsuren, who commenced her Australia Award study for a Master of Environmental and Resource Economics at Australian National University in January, 2014, won the Helen Hughes Graduate Diploma Prize, achieving the highest results among all other scholars studying Economics at the Crawford School of Public Policy of Australian National University. When she…

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An Australian Awardee from Mongolia Wins Prestigious Prize in Ec...

Ms. B. Tsendsuren, who commenced her Australia Award study for a Master of Environmental and Resource Economics at Australian National University in January, 2014, won the Helen Hughes Graduate Diploma Prize, achieving the highest results among all other scholars studying Economics at the Crawford School of Public Policy of Australian National University. When she was…

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Women's Leadership Program Commenced its' Implementation by Orie...

WLP orientation retreat weekend was a success Australia Awards is proud to welcome 25 Mongolian Australian Development Scholarship graduates to the Women’s Leadership Program (WLP), which will be delivered in Mongolia for the next 8 months. Participants began the program over the weekend of 30 January 2015 at Rye Spa Resort and geared up for…

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Women's Leadership Program Launch

?n 5 November 2014, Australia Awards Mongolia launched the Women’s Leadership Program at Bayangol Restaurant Over 150 distinguished guests and Australia Awards alumni attended the event. This program is a new initiative, supported by the Governments of Australia and Mongolia that aims to improve leadership opportunities for women graduates when they return from studying in…

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