CQUniversity Australia

Engaging Indigenous people within Higher Ed

CQUniversity's Office of Indigenous Engagement recently hosted a visit from the Oodgeroo Unit of Queensland University of Technology (QUT), at Rockhampton Campus.

Professor Anita Lee Hong, Director of the Oodgeroo Unit, and Lone Pearce, Project Officer, met with Office of Indigenous Engagement staff to discuss employment issues and best practice models for engaging Indigenous people within the higher education sector, including governance matters.

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Amit Dasgupta - biographical details 

Mr Amit Dasgupta, BCom Kolkata, MA, MPhil New Delhi is the Consul General of India, Sydney.

Prior to this appointment Amit served in various capacities in New Delhi and abroad. He was the Third Secretary in Cairo; the First Secretary in Brussels; Director Economic and Head of the Office of the Secretary General of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation in Kathmandu; and the Deputy Chief of Mission in Berlin.

He also headed the Public Diplomacy division in the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi, prior to assuming his current role in 2009.  Amit has edited a number of books, including The Divine Peacock (Wiley); The Perennial Tree (Wiley); Telling Tales (Wiley); Salvaging the WTO: Doha and Beyond (Konark); SAARC Means Business (FICCI); and Strategic Shape of the World (Sage). His first fiction title In the Land of the Blue Jasmine (Star) has been translated into the Hindi language. His most recent publication is an edited book entitled India for a Billion Reasons (Wisdom Tree) which is a companion volume to his earlier book Indian by Choice. He edited Indian Horizons and India Perspectives brought out by the Indian Council of Cultural Relations and the Ministry of External Affairs respectively. Amit has also published in various newspapers and journals on subjects related to WTO, globalization and development.