Being the change
USC is a fast growing university that is gaining a strong academic reputation for its teaching and research. We are increasingly sharing that knowledge and expertise to improve people's lives wherever we go.
We work together with public and private sector partners around the world who bring their special contributions to capacity building.
So far we've delivered more than 30 diverse projects and received formal recognition and awards in Australia, Indonesia and Cambodia.
Our research shows that our alumni are using their new skills to positively impact their communities, families, schools, universities, hospitals, health centres, tourist areas, small businesses and government departments.
Working to improve the quality of education and education systems towards global standards for Papuan children
USC International Development is currently leading the Government Partnerships For Development (GPFD): Increasing education capacity in Papua, Indonesia program. The $3.9 million project, funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) runs over three years and is building knowledge, confidence and skills in principals, primary school teachers and tertiary teacher educators to transform learning for children in Papua.
16 staff from the Universitsas Kristen Satya Wacana (UKSW), in Central Java, complete a four week course at USC to pass on skills to remote area teachers.
Australia Awards Fellowship, sponsored by the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade, April, 2015.
17 Ministry of Home Affairs (MOHA) officials complete a five week course at USC to learn how to better manage community development projects.
Australia Awards Fellowship, sponsored by the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade, September, 2015.
15 Sunshine Coast teachers are studying Indonesian language at USC in a joint program with the Australian Government Department of Education (InTI). After graduating, they will teach Indonesian in schools to help Australian children better understand their Asian neighbours. August, 2015/