Top international researchers choose UNE

Published 12 November 2015

Over the coming months, the University of New England will welcome nine high achieving international researchers as a part of the Australian Government’s Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships program, with the 2016 Endeavour award recipients recently announced.

According to Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor Heiko Daniel, the researchers are joining the university from as far as America and Canada, as well as India, Bangladesh and Bhutan.

Two will be visiting the university to continue their research as PhD candidates in agricultural sciences, while the rest are coming as post-doctoral fellows on a range of projects from geology and land management to animal science and ecology.

“We are very proud to host these scholars who will have access to the university’s state-of-the-art laboratories and facilities, particularly our new, multi-million dollar Animal Research and Teaching centre – officially opening next Wednesday – and our rapidly expanding palaeoscience research group, a research leader in Australia,” Prof Daniel said.

Established in 2003, the Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships program is administered by the Commonwealth Department of Education and Training, which Prof Daniel says is an important contributor to Australia’s reputation as a leader in research and innovation, further supporting the internationalization of Australian higher education and research.

“In all, this Endeavour round is excellent for UNE, allowing us to continue building partnerships with researchers and universities around the world.”

For more information, please contact Kath Dougall on or (02) 6773 3262.