Sydney academics selected to teach and research at Harvard

15 December 2017
Twenty-seven Sydney academics have been selected to receive mobility funding to carry out teaching and research projects at Harvard University.

University of Sydney Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement) Kathy Belov said the Harvard University Mobility Scheme encouraged Sydney PhD students and academic staff to develop high-impact research and educational themes at one of the world’s great universities.

The scheme is funded by the University of Sydney’s Office of Global Engagement and is designed to strengthen our priority partnership with Harvard.

“Sydney has been building strong links with Harvard,” Professor Belov said.

“Harvard is consistently our leading international partner in terms of joint publications, and we are Harvard’s leading partner in medicine measured by the Field Weighted Citation Index (FWCI), and its 7th-ranked international partner overall, measured by both FWCI and citations per publication.”

Professor Belov visited Harvard for discussions in February, and 13 Sydney academics attended a research workshop at the university in May.

More than $102,000 has been allocated in the first round of funding, with up to $4,000 available for each successful applicant.

In addition to Harvard, the University of Sydney recently signed 13 agreements with some of the world’s best universities, including the University of California, Davis, the University of Hong Kong, and the universities of Peking, Shanghai Jiao Tong and Zhejiang in China.

“Their willingness to partner with us shows the strength of our name around the world,” Professor Belov said.

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