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Australia Awards Alumnus attends 12th International Conference of the International Society for Third Sector Research in Sweden

Dr. Alice B. Acejas, Australia Awards alumni and currently Research Director of Asian Social Institute, attended the 12th International Conference of the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR). Read More »

Record number of Filipino PWD scholars set to begin graduate studies in Australia

A record number of Filipino persons with disabilities (PWDs) have been granted scholarships this year to pursue graduate studies in Australia. Read More »

Australian Alumni of the Philippines: Assistant Secretary Elvin Uy
(Carnegie Mellon University in Australia)

…from a background in engineering doing business development and product management for mobile telecommunications to going into public policy as a research interest and now actually doing public service in this country… none of that would have been possible if not for this scholarship program and if not for my Australian experience.

Elvin was awarded the prestigious Australia Awards Scholarships and has a masters in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University – Australia, graduating with Highest Distinction and top of his class. He serves as Assistant Secretary of the Philippines Department of Education (DepEd) working on curriculum and instruction, assessment, learning resources, teacher training, non-formal education, special and inclusive education programs, and ICT in education. Prior to joining the public sector, Elvin spent four and a half years in the local telecommunications industry doing product management and business development work.


Australian Alumni of the Philippines: Hon. Melchor Carandang
(University of New South Wales)

Completing my graduate course in Australia opened a lot of opportunities for career growth and personal development… It gave me the tool to further advance my profession in a competitive industry. More importantly, it gave me the discipline and global perspective to traverse workplace challenges and to champion a culture of integrity, professionalism and accountability worthy of public trust and confidence.

Melchor Carandang is the Overall Deputy Ombudsman and Acting Special Prosecutor of the Office of the Ombudsman. At the same time, he takes the helm as the Investment Ombudsman of the budding Investment Ombudsman Team to improve the country’s business climate by protecting investors against erring and abusive public officials. Hon. Carandang received a scholarship grant from the Australian government to take up Master of Laws at the University of New South Wales.

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Australia Awards Alumnus attends 12th International Conference of the International Society for Third Sector Research in Sweden

Dr. Alice B. Acejas, Australia Awards alumni and currently Research Director of Asian Social Institute, attended the 12th International Conference of the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR). Read More »

Record number of Filipino PWD scholars set to begin graduate studies in Australia

A record number of Filipino persons with disabilities (PWDs) have been granted scholarships this year to pursue graduate studies in Australia. Read More »

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