Australia's China Knowledge Capability
Understanding current capacity and identifying future needs.
Australia’s capacity to engage effectively with China relies on robust, up-to-date and independent information, and the capacity of Australia’s higher education system to train personnel, conduct research and communicate evidence-based findings.
At present there are critical gaps in our understanding of the capacity of Australia’s universities to meet these needs. The project will survey Australia’s research and training capacity to effectively engage with and understand China at an important juncture in the relationship, and identify the knowledge needs of select stakeholders involved in the China relationship.
Helping Australian governments, universities, industries and communities to develop informed engagement strategies, build on existing strengths, and address knowledge deficits.
- Map Australia’s research and training capabilities in China studies.
- Provide a survey of current and emerging knowledge requirements for select stakeholders.
- Understand the capabilities needed to support informed and effective engagement with China.
The project is guided by an Advisory Group comprising experts from academia, business, and government, chaired by the Academy’s International Secretary, and former President, Professor Joe Lo Bianco AM FAHA.
Advisory Group members:
- Professor Louise Edwards FASSA FHKAH FAHA, Council member, Australian Academy of the Humanities
- Professor John Fitzgerald AM FAHA, Former President, Australian Academy of the Humanities
- Mr Kevin Hobgood-Brown AM, Managing Director, HHK Advisory
- Professor Vivian Lin, Director, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, Hong Kong University
- Professor Anne McLaren FAHA, Asia Institute, University of Melbourne
- Mr Peter Varghese AO, Chancellor, University of Queensland
- Mr Jason Yat-Sen Li, CEO, Yatsen Associates