Entrepreneurial spirit encouraged by record UQ New Colombo Plan funding

21 October 2019

Nearly $2.1 million in funding will go towards helping more than 500 University of Queensland undergraduate students study overseas and realise their ambitions.

A total of 28 UQ projects have been selected for the 2020 round, spanning diverse destinations and disciplines such as French language in New Caledonia, architecture in Japan, and nursing in India.

Entrepreneurship is among the standout themes for the latest round – with 120 students receiving nearly $400,000 worth of grants to spend a month interning at startups in Asia through the UQ Startup Adventures mobility program.

“By embedding our students in global startup ecosystems, we are preparing them to be adaptable for a disruptive future,” Professor Høj said.

“During Startup Adventures, our students learn how to navigate and thrive in working environments that are being revolutionised by technological progress, and to meet the growing demand for entrepreneurial mindsets and transferable skill sets.”

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