Deputy Chancellor Harvey Gibson has told alumni at a special reception in Shanghai that a degree from the University of Tasmania will open many doors.
Invited guests at the reception at the Majesty Plaza Hotel in China’s largest city, Shanghai, were also kept abreast of the University’s new strategic focus including a $300 million investment in projects to enhance teaching, learning and research.
“This new direction celebrates and focuses on the special and unique aspects of Tasmania - the things that make us unique as a place-based University that is globally excellent,” the Deputy Chancellor said.
Mr Gibson encouraged those attending to think about taking a trip to Tasmania to visit the University’s campuses and remain in contact post-degree.
“Our alumni, donors and supporters are vitally important parts of the community that is the University of Tasmania, and we greatly appreciate your ongoing connection.”
The ceremony, the 11th alumni reception held in Shanghai, also recognised a significant milestone in the relationship between the University of Tasmania and Shanghai Ocean University (SHOU) – a special presentation was made to the 5000th graduate of the Sino-foreign program offered by the University of Tasmania and the Shanghai Ocean University through the AIEN Institute. The program began in 2002.
On the previous day, a graduation ceremony hosted by the University of Tasmania was held at SHOU for more than 250 graduands of the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics and College of Sciences and Engineering.