Recent visits

ACU hosts many visiting international delegations, academic, administrative and other representatives from current and potential partners’ institutions. Past visitors with whom ACU International has had the chance to meet include:

2016

18 Delegates from various Colleges and Universities, Region IV, Badung, Indonesia, visited ACU Brisbane campus in November.

Private Higher Education Institutions from Region IV, Badung, Indonesia – 18 Delegates from various Colleges and Universities, Region IV, Badung, Indonesia, visited ACU Brisbane campus in November.

Dr Juanito Cabanias, Vice Chancellor for Academics, and colleagues from DLSHSI (The Philippines), visited ACU Melbourne and North Sydney campuses in November. A series of meetings with key ACU staff were held in both campuses and the Memorandum of Understanding between DLSHSI and ACU’s Faculty of Health Sciences was formalised in Melbourne.

De La Salle Health Sciences Institute – DLSHSI (The Philippines) – Dr Juanito Cabanias, Vice Chancellor for Academics, and colleagues from DLSHSI (The Philippines), visited ACU Melbourne and North Sydney campuses in November. A series of meetings with key ACU staff were held in both campuses and the Memorandum of Understanding between DLSHSI and ACU’s Faculty of Health Sciences was formalised in Melbourne.

Mr Pramod Poudel, Campus Chief, Sofwarica College of IT & e-Commerce (Nepal), visited ACU North Sydney in November.

Softwarica College of IT & e-Commerce (Nepal) – Mr Pramod Poudel, Campus Chief, Sofwarica College of IT & e-Commerce (Nepal), visited ACU North Sydney in November.

Ms Lisa Martin, Francaustralia Education (France), visited ACU North Sydney in November, where she met with key members of the ACU International team.

Francaustralia Education (France) – Ms Lisa Martin, Francaustralia Education (France), visited ACU North Sydney in November, where she met with key members of the ACU International team.

Dr Maura Ryan, Vice President and Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs, University of Notre Dame, USA, visited ACU North Sydney in October.

University of Notre Dame (USA) – Dr Maura Ryan, Vice President and Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs, University of Notre Dame, USA, visited ACU North Sydney in October.

Dr Colleen Norton, Associate Professor and Director, School of Nursing and Health Studies, and Mr Justin Smith, Assistant Dean, Academic Affairs, Georgetown University, USA, visited ACU North Sydney in September.

Georgetown University (USA) – Dr Colleen Norton, Associate Professor and Director, School of Nursing and Health Studies, and Mr Justin Smith, Assistant Dean, Academic Affairs, Georgetown University, USA, visited ACU North Sydney in September.

Dr Angel T. Tuninetti, Chair and Associate Professor, Department of World Languages, Literatures & Linguistics, West Virginia University, USA, visited ACU North Sydney in July.

West Virginia University (USA) – Dr Angel T. Tuninetti, Chair and Associate Professor, Department of World Languages, Literatures & Linguistics, West Virginia University, USA, visited ACU North Sydney in July.

Mr Sun Zhongsheng, School Principal and Mr Liu Wanguo, Deputy Director of Teacher Affairs, Heilongjiang Linye College of Health Professionals, China, visited ACU Brisbane and North Sydney campuses in July.

Heilongjiang Linye College of Health Professionals (China) – Mr Sun Zhongsheng, School Principal and Mr Liu Wanguo, Deputy Director of Teacher Affairs, Heilongjiang Linye College of Health Professionals, China, visited ACU Brisbane and North Sydney campuses in July.

Fr Kevin Medilo SM, Director, Marist Asia Foundation, Thailand, visited ACU North Sydney in June.

Marist Asia Foundation (Thailand) – Fr Kevin Medilo SM, Director, Marist Asia Foundation, Thailand, visited ACU North Sydney in June.

Delegates from the Thailand General Education Network (TGEN), Executive Committee, visited ACU North Sydney in June, representing 12 Higher Education institutions. They met with key staff from ACU International and from ACU Learning and Teaching Centre.

Thailand General Education Network (TGEN), Executive Committee (Thailand) – Delegates from the Thailand General Education Network (TGEN), Executive Committee, visited ACU North Sydney in June, representing 12 Higher Education institutions. They met with key staff from ACU International and from ACU Learning and Teaching Centre.

Prof Alberto Vásquez Tapia, Rector and Dr Jose Manuel Cerda, Academic Vice President, Gabriela Mistral University, Chile, visited ACU North Sydney in June.

Gabriela Mistral University (Chile) – Prof Alberto Vásquez Tapia, Rector and Dr Jose Manuel Cerda, Academic Vice President, Gabriela Mistral University, Chile, visited ACU North Sydney in June.

Dr Kelli Thomas, Associate Dean for Teacher Education & Undergraduate Programs and Prof Dough Huffman, Professor of Science Education (Department of Curriculum and Teaching), University of Kansas, USA, visited ACU North Sydney in June.

The University of Kansas (USA) – Dr Kelli Thomas, Associate Dean for Teacher Education & Undergraduate Programs and Prof Dough Huffman, Professor of Science Education (Department of Curriculum and Teaching), University of Kansas, USA, visited ACU North Sydney in June.

Dr Michael R Sampson, Dean and Professor, School of Education at St John’s University (USA) visited ACU Brisbane in May and ACU North Sydney in June

St John’s University (USA) – Dr Michael R Sampson, Dean and Professor, School of Education at St John’s University (USA) visited ACU Brisbane in May and ACU North Sydney in June.

Fikri Sulaiman, Dr Saifullah Idris Ismail and Muhammad Chalis from the State Islamic University of Ar-Raniry, Indonesia, visited ACU North Sydney campus in May.

State Islamic University of Ar‐Raniry (Indonesia) – Fikri Sulaiman, Dr Saifullah Idris Ismail and Muhammad Chalis from the State Islamic University of Ar-Raniry, Indonesia, visited ACU North Sydney campus in May.

ACU Thomas More Law School hosted in Melbourne a Professional Study Tour from a delegation of the University of San Carlos, Philippines, in May. During the visit, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the institutions was signed by Prof Joan Largo, Dean, School of Law and Governance, University of San Carlos and Professor Therese Joiner, ACU Executive Dean of Law and Business.

University of San Carlos (Philippines) – ACU Thomas More Law School hosted in Melbourne a Professional Study Tour from a delegation of the University of San Carlos, Philippines, in May. During the visit, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the institutions was signed by Prof Joan Largo, Dean, School of Law and Governance, University of San Carlos and Professor Therese Joiner, ACU Executive Dean of Law and Business.

International School Counsellors Mission to Queensland, Australia

International School Counsellors Mission to Queensland, Australia – A delegation of career and university counsellors as well as school principals from international schools in India, Myanmar and The Philippines visited the ACU Brisbane Campus in April. The mission, organized by Trade & Investment Queensland (TIQ) and Austrade, involved a series of visits to universities in Queensland and WA and was an opportunity for engagement and to improve Australia’s position as a study destination of choice.

Prof Robin Kayser, Prof Caroline Davis and Ms Charissa van Mourik, from Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands, visited ACU North Sydney campus in March.</a>

Radboud University Nijmegen (The Netherlands) – Prof Caroline Davis, Prof Robin Kayser and Ms Charissa van Mourik, from Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands, visited ACU North Sydney campus in March.

Dr Mario Ortiz, Associate Provost for International Affairs, visited ACU North Sydney in March.

Catholic University of America – CUA (USA) – Dr Mario Ortiz, Associate Provost for International Affairs, visited ACU North Sydney in March. CUA and ACU jointly operate a centre in Rome, located within a short distance from the Vatican. The Rome Centre offers opportunities for study and research and students from both universities can take advantage of the unique experience of study in Rome.

Ms Kari Costello, Assistant Vice President Global Engagement, DePaul University, visited ACU North Sydney and Melbourne campuses in March.

DePaul University (USA) – Ms Kari Costello, Assistant Vice President Global Engagement, DePaul University, visited ACU North Sydney and Melbourne campuses in March.

Mr Tom Kyle, International Development Officer, Leeds Trinity University, visited ACU North Sydney in March

Leeds Trinity University (UK) – Mr Tom Kyle, International Development Officer, Leeds Trinity University, visited ACU North Sydney in March. Mr Kyle met with Prof. Jennifer Carpenter, Deputy Head of School of Arts NSW Strathfield.

2015

Professor Emeritus and Academic & Student Advisor, Garrett PJ Epp, visited ACU North Sydney in December.

Université Catholique de Lille (France) – Professor Emeritus and Academic & Student Advisor, Garrett PJ Epp, visited ACU North Sydney in December.

Dr Hao Zheng, Associate Professor and Director of International Office, Tongji University School of Medicine and Ms Yan Zhou, Director, Department of Nursing, Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital, visited ACU North Sydney in December.

Tongji University (China) – Dr Hao Zheng, Associate Professor and Director of International Office, Tongji University School of Medicine and Ms Yan Zhou, Director, Department of Nursing, Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital, visited ACU North Sydney in December.

His Excellency, The Most Reverend Adolfo Tito Yllana, Apostolic Nuncio to Australia, at the ACU North Sydney Campus.

Blessing of the Apostolic Delegation Room – His Excellency, The Most Reverend Adolfo Tito Yllana, Apostolic Nuncio to Australia, at the ACU North Sydney Campus.

Ms Paola Ibáñez Cantillana, Learning Processes National Coordinator, and Ms Ivette Monsalves, Academic General Director, Santo Tomás Professional Institute and Technical Training Centre, visited ACU North Sydney and Melbourne campuses in November.

Santo Tomás Professional Institute and Technical Training Centre (Chile) – Ms Paola Ibáñez Cantillana, Learning Processes National Coordinator, and Ms Ivette Monsalves, Academic General Director, Santo Tomás Professional Institute and Technical Training Centre, visited ACU North Sydney and Melbourne campuses in November.

Mr Roberto Lafontaine, Director of International Projects, Santo Tomás University, Chile, visited ACU North Sydney in November.

Santo Tomás University (Chile) – Mr Roberto Lafontaine, Director of International Projects, Santo Tomás University, Chile (3rd from the left), visited ACU North Sydney in November.

Fr Roy Pereira, Provost & Vice-Principal (Academic Improvement), St Xavier’s College, Mumbai (India), visited ACU North Sydney Campus on October.

St Xavier's College, Mumbai (India) – Fr Roy Pereira, Provost & Vice-Principal (Academic Improvement), St Xavier’s College, Mumbai (India), visited ACU North Sydney Campus in October.

Gianluca Samsa (2nd from the left), Head Manager, Outbound programs and Ediliano Mazoleni (4th from the left), Head of Operations, International Relations Office, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, visited ACU Melbourne Campus on 5th October.

Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Italy) – Gianluca Samsa, Head Manager, Outbound programs and Ediliano Mazoleni, Head of Operations, International Relations Office, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, visited ACU Melbourne Campus in October.

Mr. Ralph Stengler, President, and Ms Julia Knoke, International Office/Overseas Program, Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences, visited ACU Brisbane Campus on 24th September.

Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences (Germany) – Mr. Ralph Stengler, President, and Ms Julia Knoke, International Office/Overseas Program, Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences, visited ACU Brisbane Campus in September.

Dr Emmeline Gros, Assistant Professor of English, Department of Applied Languages, University of Toulon (France), visited ACU North Sydney campus in September.

University of Toulon (France) – Dr Emmeline Gros, Assistant Professor of English, Department of Applied Languages, University of Toulon (France), visited ACU North Sydney campus in September.

Dr Ignacio Bartesaghi, Director International Business and Integration, Catholic University of Uruguay.

Catholic University of Uruguay – Dr Ignacio Bartesaghi, Director International Business and Integration, Catholic University of Uruguay, visited ACU North Sydney Campus, in September.

Dr Michael James, IACHE Director, with Mr. Chris Riley, Executive Director, ACU International

Boston College – Institute for Administrators in Catholic Higher Education – IACHE (USA) – Dr Michael James, IACHE Director, with Mr. Chris Riley, Executive Director, ACU International. Visit to ACU North Sydney Campus, on 11th August, on occasion of the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding Agreement.

Ms Ami Eguchi, Sophia University, Japan visited ACU Brisbane in July.

Sophia University (Japan) – Ms Ami Eguchi, from the Bureau of Academic Research and Information, Sophia University (Japan), visited ACU Brisbane in July. She met with Donna Cook, Academic Manager, and with the ACU International team.

Ms Kathleen Sparaco, Director International Programs and Services, Suffolk University (USA), visited ACU North Sydney campus in June.

Suffolk University (USA) – Ms Kathleen Sparaco, Director International Programs and Services, Suffolk University (USA), visited ACU North Sydney campus in June.

Bishop Josef Halko, Bishop of Bratislava, Slovakia; Mr Les Reptis, Amet Education (ACU Agent); Mrs Tereza Kral, Melbourne Catholic Mission & leader of Slovak community in Melbourne

Bishop Halko (Slovakia) – In July, ACU Melbourne campus was visited by the Most Reverend Josef Halko, Auxiliary Bishop of Bratislava, Slovakia. Bishop Halko was accompanied by Mrs Tereza Kral, Melbourne Catholic Mission & leader of Slovak community in Melbourne and Mr Les Reptis, Amet Education (ACU Agent).

Delegates from overseas scholarship agencies - TIQ International Education and Training Familiarization Tour at ACU Brisbane campus.

TIQ International Education and Training Familiarization Tour – Delegates from overseas scholarship agencies visited ACU Brisbane campus in May, as part of their Familiarization Tour, promoted by the Trade and Investment Queensland (TIQ). 11 countries were represented amongst this senior delegation that had the opportunity to learn more about ACU strengths.

Agents from Latino Australia Education (LAE) visited the ACU Melbourne Campus for a familiarisation tour, on May 2015.

Latino Australia Education (LAE) – Agents from Latino Australia Education (LAE) visited the ACU Melbourne Campus for a familiarisation tour, on May 2015. They were hosted by Chris Riley, Executive Director, International, Liz Griffin, Associate Director, International Marketing and Student Recruitment and Ricardo Gutierrez, Senior Manager, International Communications.

FPT University (Vietnam)

FPT University (Vietnam) – Mr. Le Ha Duc, Dean of Global Office and Mr. Hoang Van Cuong, Director of International Mobility Department, FTP University (Vietnam), visited ACU North Sydney in May.

Mr Carlos Brites, Student Advisor, Latino Australia Education, Brazil

Latino Australia Education (Brazil) – Mr Carlos Brites, International Student Advisor, Latino Australia Education, and Amy Ryan, Manager, Exchange and Study Abroad, ACU International. Mr Brites visited ACU North Sydney campus in April.

Mr Chengshu Chen, President, Jiguang Vocational Technical College

Jiguang Vocational Technical College (China) – Mr Chengshu Chen, President, Jiguang Vocational Technical College visited ACU North Sydney in March and met with Prof Peter Steane, Head of School of Business Sydney and Mr Kirk Doyle, Associate Director, International Relations & Partnerships, ACU International.

Professor Robert Lyons, Supervisor of Academic Programs, Asian Studies Program, Georgetown University (USA)

Georgetown University (USA) – Professor Robert Lyons, Supervisor of Academic Programs, Asian Studies Program, Georgetown University (USA), visited ACU North Sydney Campus in March.

Dr Claire Taylor, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Students and External Relations and Professor Anne Moran, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Global Engagement, St Mary’s University (UK)

St Mary’s University, Twickenham (UK) – Dr Claire Taylor, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Students and External Relations and Professor Anne Moran, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Global Engagement, St Mary’s University, Twickenham (UK), visited ACU North Sydney and Melbourne campuses in February.

 Professor Margaret House, Vice-Chancellor of Leeds Trinity University (UK)

Leeds Trinity University (UK) – Professor Margaret House, Vice-Chancellor of Leeds Trinity University (UK), visited ACU North Sydney Campus in February.

Professor Cleybe Vieira and Prof Andrea Pires Muller.

Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná (Brazil) – Prof Cleybe Vieira and Prof Andrea Pires Muller, Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná (Brazil), visited ACU North Sydney in January.

Dr Laura Rupp, Senior Lecturer in English Language and Linguistics

VU University (Netherlands) – Dr Laura Rupp, Senior Lecturer in English Language and Linguistics, VU University, visited ACU North Sydney, Strathfield and Melbourne Campuses, in February.

Prof Marcos Parraguez Avilés

Pontifical Catholic University of Chile – Prof Marcos Parraguez Avilés, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, visited ACU North Sydney in February.

Professor Lance R. Askildson, Ph.D. – Chief International Officer & Vice-Provost for Global Affairs and  Dr. Sheb True, Dean of Graduate Business Programs

Kennesaw State University, Georgia (USA) – Professor Lance R. Askildson, Ph.D. – Chief International Officer & Vice-Provost for Global Affairs, and Dr. Sheb True, Dean of Graduate Business Programs, KSU University, visited ACU North Sydney Campus, in February.

Fr Jim Caime, International Director, and Bill Feng, Director ChinaContact

The Beijing Center for Chinese Studies (China) – Fr Jim Caime, International Director, and Bill Feng, Director ChinaContact, The Beijing Center, visited ACU North Sydney, Strathfield and Melbourne Campuses, in February.

2014

Professor Mats Johnsson, Assistant Professor, International Coordinator, Department of Sport Sciences, Faculty of Education and Society, Malmo University, visited ACU Melbourne Campus to discuss possibilities of further cooperation between ACU School of Education and Malmo's Faculty of Education. Professor Johnson also met with Professor Justin Kemp, National Head of Exercise Sciences, to review student exchange and community engagement opportunities in Exercise and Sport Sciences.

Malmo University (Sweden) – Professor Mats Johnsson, Assistant Professor, International Coordinator, Department of Sport Sciences, Faculty of Education and Society, Malmo University, visited ACU Melbourne Campus.

Very Rev. Dr. Placidus De Silva, President and Fr. Ivan Perera, National Director of Catholic Education, from Aquinas University College met with senior staff at the North Sydney and Strathfield campuses to discuss opportunities for articulation of Education students and possible transnational programs. Fr Placidus signed a Memorandum of Understanding with ACU during the visit to the ACU North Sydney Campus.

Aquinas University College (Sri Lanka) – Very Rev. Dr. Placidus De Silva, President and Fr. Ivan Perera, National Director of Catholic Education, from Aquinas University College met with senior staff at the North Sydney and Strathfield Campuses.

Dr David Kleinberg, Assistant Director, Center for Global Eduation John Carroll University, and Ms Fernanda Guarita, Manager, International Partner Development, ACU International

John Carroll University (USA) – Dr David Kleinberg, Assistant Director, Center for Global Education, John Carroll University, and Ms Fernanda Guarita, Manager, International Partner Development, ACU International. Dr David Kleinberg visited ACU North Sydney, Strathfield, Brisbane and Melbourne campuses, March 2014.

Mr Patricio Donoso and Mr Christopher MacGuire

Pontifical Catholic University of Chile – ACU hosted a visit from Mr Patricio Donoso, Vice Chancellor of Economics and Management, and Mr Christopher MacGuire, Director, UC Language Center, Pontificia Universidad Catolica, Chile, in August 2014.

Professor Robin Kayser and Professor Caroline Davis

Radboud University Nijmegen (The Netherlands) – Professor Robin Kayser and Professor Caroline Davis, from Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands, visited ACU Melbourne and North Sydney Campuses in April 2014 to discuss potential student exchange.

Professor Asai Yo, Professor Yuji Nakazato and Ms Ami Hontaki

Hijiyama University (Japan) – Professor Asai Yo, Professor Yuji Nakazato and Ms Ami Hontaki from Hijiyama University, Hiroshima, Japan visited the ACU North Sydney Campus in March to discuss the renewal of our existing Student Exchange and Study Abroad agreement.

Ms Mathilde Liénard, International Partner Relations Coordinator, Assistant to Associate Dean – International, IESEG Lille Campus, France

IESEG Lille Campus (France) – Ms Mathilde Liénard, International Partner Relations Coordinator, Assistant to Associate Dean – International, IESEG Lille Campus, France met with ACU International and Faculty of Law and Business staff members at ACU Brisbane Campus in April 2014.

Professor Philip Hockerts, from Catholic University of Eichstatt-Ingolstadt, Germany

Katholische Universitat Eichstatt Ingolstadt – Professor Philip Hockerts, from Catholic University of Eichstatt-Ingolstadt, Germany, visited ACU North Sydney Campus in April 2014 to discuss our existing student exchange and study abroad agreement.

Ms Liz Havey, Senior Study Abroad Adviser, International Education Center and Ms Sallie Coke, Associate Professor, School of Nursing

Georgia College & State University (USA) – Ms Liz Havey, Senior Study Abroad Adviser, International Education Center and Ms Sallie Coke, Associate Professor, School of Nursing visited ACU North Sydney and Strathfield Campuses, on 28th July.

Gianluca Samsa, Head Manager, Outbound programs and Nicole Brini, International Communications, Coordinator

Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Italy) – Gianluca Samsa, Head Manager, Outbound programs and Nicole Brini, International Communications, Coordinator, visited ACU North Sydney Campus, on 14th October.

Dr Kamol Kitsawad, Asst Professor Linchong Chorrojprasert and Liz Griffin.

Assumption University of Thailand – Dr Kamol Kitsawad, Vice Rector for Advancement and Asst Professor Linchong Chorrojprasert, Dean, Institute for English Language Education, Assumption University. Visit to ACU North Sydney Campus, on 15th October.

Ms. Anne Marie Rouane, General Director, ISG Paris with Mr. Chris Riley, Executive Director, ACU International

International Business School – ISG Paris (France) – Ms. Anne Marie Rouane, General Director, ISG Paris with Mr. Chris Riley, Executive Director, ACU International. Visit to ACU North Sydney Campus, on 31st October, on occasion of the signing of the Study Abroad Agreement.

Mr. Chen Xiaoguang, Vice-President , HLCHP with Mr. Chris Riley, Executive Director, ACU International.

Heilongjiang Linye College of Health Professionals (China) – Mr. Chen Xiaoguang, Vice-President , HLCHP with Mr. Chris Riley, Executive Director, ACU International. Visit to ACU North Sydney Campus, on 1st December.

Kyoto Notre Dame University (Japan) - Ms Mikiko Sakakida, Director of Academic Affairs and Manager of International Education Office of KNDU, and Mr Shoji Hayashi, from OKC Sydney, visited ACU North Sydney to learn about ACU English Language programs that could be offered to KNDU students.

Kyoto Notre Dame University (Japan) – Ms Mikiko Sakakida, Director of Academic Affairs and Manager of International Education Office of KNDU, and Mr Shoji Hayashi, from OKC Sydney visited ACU North Sydney Campus.

Mr Katsuya Hattori, Administrative Officer, Office of International Affairs, Meijo University and Mr Kazu Tanaka, from Homestay & Education Australia

Meijo University (Japan) – Mr Katsuya Hattori, Administrative Officer, Office of International Affairs, Meijo University and Mr Kazu Tanaka, from Homestay & Education Australia, visited the ACU North Sydney Campus.

Ms Caitlin Pollard, Education Abroad Specialist International Education and Programs, visited ACU North Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne Campuses to discuss about the current student exchange and teacher education placement program and explore future opportunities for both universities.

Suny Oswego (USA) – Ms Caitlin Pollard, Education Abroad Specialist International Education and Programs, visited ACU North Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne Campuses.

– Mr Jeff MacPherson, Lecturer at Nagasaki Junshin Catholic University, visited ACU North Sydney Campus to develop ELICOS and Study Abroad programs at ACU for Nagasaki Junshin students.

Nagasaki Junshin Catholic University (Japan) – Mr Jeff MacPherson, Lecturer at Nagasaki Junshin Catholic University, visited ACU North Sydney Campus.