Ancient cultures combine to create change

8 Nov 2018

UQ’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (ATSIS) Unit and Confucius Institute (UQ CI) recently celebrated the participation of two Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who took part in the UQ Research, Study and Experience Tour to China organised by the Institute.

The annual four-week program is based at Tianjin University (TJU), one of the top 10 universities in China.

Tour activities provide opportunities for participants to benefit from practical research experiences, develop a global view in their area of interest and grow a deeper understanding of the Chinese language and culture. 

Engineering students Jade Yanner and Mason Rawling-Jones took part in the program, which has been running since 2010. 

Mr Yanner, from the Atherton Tablelands region of Cairns in North Queensland, said the experience was transformational. 

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