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Rural scholar urges students to ‘give back’

Medical graduate and psychiatrist-in-training Dr Martin Downs counts himself among “the lucky ones” to have studied Medicine at the University of Adelaide. The former Mt Gambier resident and Rural Bonded Scholar says the outstanding facilities, curricula and student culture at Adelaide both inspired and fulfilled him, leading to lifelong friendships and a willingness to “give […]

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Academic trifecta for high flyer

For double degree and MBA graduate Becky Lim, education is not just important – it gives employees the edge in a competitive marketplace. The 31-year-old draws on her multiple qualifications from the University of Adelaide in her current role managing the State Government’s relationships with China and North East Asia. The academic trifecta of a […]

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Annette’s quest to help pregnant asthmatics

Respiratory and reproductive health researcher Dr Annette Osei-Kumah is winning both hearts and minds in Adelaide thanks to her academic excellence and community work. The postdoctoral researcher, originally from Ghana, is helping to improve the care of pregnant asthmatic women in Adelaide’s northern suburbs. In her spare time Annette is giving back to the community […]

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Carmine Piantedosi: Vanuatu

Life passes by in “Pacific time” for Vanuatu resident and law graduate Carmine Piantedosi, who has spent the past five years ensuring the island’s residents are paying a fair price for their electricity and water. The qualified electrical engineer who completed a law degree at the University of Adelaide in 2000, moved to the subtropical […]

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Help us save Elder Hall

There are defining moments in everyone’s life and for cellist Janis Laurs, a crucial one occurred in Elder Hall on a sunny winter’s afternoon in 1959. “My parents took me to see the Elder Conservatorium Junior Orchestra when I was eight years old and I was absolutely mesmerised. That day I fell in love with […]

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David Williams: Budapest

Law and Economics graduate David Williams moved to Budapest in May 2011 after accepting a partnership with PricewaterhouseCoopers. David has responsibility for taxation affairs and business transformation across a wide tract of Europe as well as the Middle East and Africa. This is his story:

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Chinese students embrace life in Adelaide

For postgraduate students Bo Li and You-You Li, the experience of living and studying in a foreign country has given them far more than an academic qualification. Since 2009, when the Chinese couple both enrolled for their PhD studies at the University of Adelaide, they have embraced life as “Aussies” in every sense.

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Taplin Indigenous Bursary

Aboriginal staff and students at the University of Adelaide will have the opportunity to travel overseas to learn about indigenous research and teaching projects in other countries, thanks to the generosity of former Pro Vice-Chancellor (International), Emeritus Professor John Taplin. The Taplin Indigenous Bursary for International Education has been established to assist indigenous students and […]

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Profile: Zhipeng Ou (China)

MBA and wine business marketing graduate Zhipeng Ou has the best of both worlds. For the past six years he has worked for Australian company WorleyParsons in their Beijing office, providing professional services to the energy, resource and complex process industries. In his spare time the 38-year-old is an “off-the-payroll” ambassador for Australian wines, using […]

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Engineer lays down the law

Fulbright Scholar Sam Mickan has taken an unusual career path, marrying interests in law and engineering to become one of Australia’s foremost experts on patent applications in his field. The 36-year-old intellectual property specialist, who has a PhD in Electrical Engineering, has led research teams in Australia and the United States and still holds an […]

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