Foundation for Australian Studies in China

The Council is proud to support the establishment of the Foundation for Australian Studies in China (FASIC).

The Foundation is an independent non-profit foundation in Australia established to support Australian Studies Centres located across China and to provide funding and other support to the BHP Billiton Chair of Australian Studies located at Peking University in Beijing, People's Republic of China.

Julia Gillard and others signing the MOU.
Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gillard at a joint signing of Memoranda of Understanding between the Australia-China Council (ACC) and BHP Billiton (BHP), and the ACC and Peking University.

The Foundation will play a significant role in the promotion of Australian Studies in China and will further expand and strengthen research and teaching alliances and links between Australian and Chinese universities.

The key objectives of the Foundation are:

  • Bridge two Countries: Support programs or activities that enhance the mutual understanding and engagement between people of Australia and China
  • Enhance Understanding: Enhance the understanding of Australia in China through funding and other support provided to Australian Studies Centres
  • Sponsor Educational Activities: Provide scholarships for educational exchanges between Australia and China as well as funding support to a Chair of Australian Studies

For further information, visit the Foundation website.

Last Updated: 5 November 2012