Overseas study rewards global thinking

philippaFlinders law and international relations student Philippa Ward has won the 2010 Henry Fong Award for her contribution to increased understanding of global citizenship.

Awarded annually to a student from the 10 member universities of the International Network of Universities (INU), the prize supports the successful candidate for a semester of study overseas at another INU university. Philippa, whose essay on global citizenship was described by the judges as “personal and insightful”, will spend six months at Malmö University in Sweden.

Students who attend the annual INU student seminar on global citizenship and peace in Hiroshima are eligible for the award, which they enter by writing an essay in response to their experience.

The INU has endorsed the theme of global citizenship as a common element across the teaching of its member universities – to educate students to act and to think globally irrespective of their discipline of study, and be given the tools to play an active role in creating and maintaining a more humane and sustainable world.

The fund for the award was provided by Dr Henry Fong Yun-Wah, a prominent Hong Kong business leader and philanthropist.

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