For the purpose of assisting with rebuilding the earthquake stricken regions of Sichuan Province, Southwest China, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed between the China Scholarship Council (CSC) and the University of New England (UNE), Australia on May 19, 2009.
Mr. Li Jianmin, Deputy Secretary-General of CSC, and Professor Alan Pettigrew, Vice-Chancellor and CEO of the University of New England signed the MOU on behalf of the two parties respectively.
Based on the MOU signed, the two parties will work together to select one outstanding student from the families impacted from the Sichuan earthquakes 2008 to undertake a full-time PhD degree at the University of New England. And the University of New England will provide tuition fees, living allowance, return economy airfare and other scholarship.
The intake of student under this program is expected to enroll in 2010 at the University of New England.