Tuesday, 21 Nov 2017

Mozzies in Mongolia: Tracing the impact of Australia Awards alumni

Staff involved in the Australia Awards Global Tracer Facility recently visited a wind farm in Mongolia as part of research being undertaken to trace the steps of alumni who have studied in Australia.

The Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has engaged ACER to develop and run the Australia Awards Global Tracer Facility. As part of that work, Ms Rachel Parker and Ms Jennie Chainey accompanied members of the Mongolia Australia Society — also known as the ‘Mozzies’ — on a visit to the Salkhit Wind Farm, the first wind farm in Mongolia, implemented by renewable energy company Clean Energy LLC.

The wind farm visit took place at the invitation of Mongolia’s Former Minister of Energy, Mr P. Gankhuu, and Ministry of Education Head, Mr M. Bayarmagnai, both of whom undertook tertiary study in Australia. Three ministers in the newly appointed Cabinet of the Government of Mongolia also studied in Australia, under the Australia Awards.

Some 80 000 Australia Awards Scholarships and Fellowships have been offered to high achievers from the Australasian region and beyond over the past 60 years. The Australia Awards Global Tracer Facility is tracing these alumni to identify the contributions recipients of the awards are making to their communities.

Read more on tracing the steps of high achievers and alumni participation in ACER’s Tracer Facility fieldwork.
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For further information about the Australia Awards Global Tracer Facility, visit www.australiaawardstracerfacility.org