European Commission funding opportunities: Erasmus + 20 February 2014 The new Erasmus+ Programme offers a range of funding and collaboration opportunities in Europe for Australian universities. New Colombo Plan launched 11 December 2013 The Hon Julie Bishop MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs has launched the pilot phase of the New Colombo Plan. This phase includes scholarship and mobility grants. 2014 Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships 09 December 2013 The Minister for Education, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP today announced the recipients of the Government’s Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships for 2014. Encounter: Australia-Europe 18 December 2013 The European Commission call for submissions for the tenth round of Encounter: Australia – Europe is due to be announced 20 December 2013. Applications close 15 May 2014. A new architecture for international education 10 October 2013 The Hon. Christopher Pyne MP, Minister for Education, presented his vision for international education at the Australian International Education Conference, 2013, in Canberra. Australia and Vietnam renew education ties 29 November 2013 Australian Ambassador Hugh Borrowman and Prof Pham Vu Luan, Minister for Education and Training signed the MOU on Cooperation in Education and Training on 24th October 2013. Fostering Innovation through Research, Science and Technology (FIRST) in Vietnam 05 November 2013 The Vietnamese Government’s Strategy for Science and Technology Development by 2020 aims to strengthen governance in science and technology and enable more Vietnamese enterprises to participate in innovation. The Erasmus Mundus (Action 2) Partnerships - Call for Proposals World Class to encourage students to study overseas 23 October 2013 The launch of World Class is set to raise the profile of the opportunities available for Australian students to study overseas. Hong Kong welcomes New Colombo Plan 21 October 2013 Australia and Hong Kong are set to strengthen education ties through the Australian Government’s New Colombo Plan initiative. New Colombo Plan Update 18 October 2013 Information and updates for the New Colombo Plan is now available online at www.dfat.gov.au/new-colombo-plan. Please check this site for regular updates.