Nine IMAS students are currently studying fisheries and aquaculture practices in Malaysia during a 10-day visit funded by the Australian Government through the New Colombo Plan.
Led by IMAS Professor Chris Carter, the group of undergraduate students is visiting Penang as part of a joint IMAS initiative with Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), one of Malaysia’s leading universities, based in the island’s capital, George Town.
The field trip is focusing on local fisheries and development in Malaysia’s expanding aquaculture industry, providing the students with broader experience of tropical marine systems in an advanced but developing country.
The New Colombo Plan is organised by the Australian Department of Education and Training and aims to increase mobility and study experiences in as many Indo-Pacific locations as possible, to facilitate increased student mobility to the region and new or strengthened partnerships between universities and other institutions.
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