About 600 to 700 operations for oesophageal cancer are performed in Australia each year. In China, 1,200 cases are treated in just one hospital per annum.
An agreement between China’s Central South University (CSU) and Flinders will intensify links between the institutions, and includes the setting up of research laboratories on each other’s campuses.
Jing Wang – the first-ever graduate of a Flinders cotutelle PhD – says the experience of living and learning abroad will boost her career opportunities.
Flinders University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Michael Barber, is visiting China as a member of a major Australian trade mission.
Medical specialists from China’s Central South University will spend the next few weeks learning about rural and remote general practice at Flinders.
Flinders University will set up a new general practice (GP) research and training centre in China, providing a platform for medical graduates to become China’s first wave of GPs.
Neurologists from Flinders University will maximise their expertise in human brain banking under a new research venture with two of China’s top medical universities.
Up to 40 delegates from Flinders University will today embark on a group mission to enhance Flinders international research links with two top-tier Chinese universities.