Seven UGM students have started a student exchange in Adelaide, spending one semester at the University of Adelaide on scholarships funded by the Australian Government. Each student received a $5,000 Endeavour grant.

The students are from UGM’s Faculties of psychology, economics and business, architecture, engineering, and social and political sciences. They are the first group of UGM students to go to Adelaide on exchange.

They were welcomed to the University of Adelaide on Friday afternoon at an official function hosted by the Pro Vice-Chancellor (International), Professor John Taplin.

“Indonesia is very important to our university”, he said. “We are developing stronger links with UGM. This group of students from UGM is the largest contingent of exchange students from any Asian university studying with us at
the University of Adelaide.”

“They make us so welcome, it feels almost like home”, said student Miss Dana Fahadi. “From living and studying here, we can obtain different knowledge about language, culture and other things.”

The University of Adelaide is one of Australia's leading research-intensive universities and ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world. Seven academic staff at UGM have a postgraduate degree from the University of
Adelaide.

Further information about the University is also available at www.adelaide.edu.au