Promoting cultural, educational and scientific links with Thailand

Media Release

15 August 2014

The Australia-Thailand Institute (ATI) today announced support for fifteen innovative education, health, science, art and cultural projects.

Australia has a longstanding and close relationship with Thailand, built on partnerships in trade, investment, education and tourism. The ATI grants program will support activities to strengthen creative economy links, increase science initiatives and promote Australia as a vibrant and diverse country.

The ATI funding of $190,000 for 2014-15 will build links in a wide range of fields. Projects to develop networks between schools demonstrate a strong commitment to education and training. The ATI will support a civics education project which link educational institutions and electoral commissions in Australia and Thailand and build Thai capacity to develop civics curricula.  Exchanges for science educators and workshops provide opportunities to share best practice and research methodologies. 

Australian youth groups will travel to Thailand and present Australian dance and cultural heritage, while Thailand’s traditional arts, contemporary cultures, cuisine, and film will feature at Australian festivals and workshops.

Other highlights from the grants program include ‘The Look,’ a fashion collaboration project that will allow students to share designs and entrepreneurial skills.

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Last Updated: 15 August 2014