Mayor of Perth: Perth Welcomes Students from Chengdu

Authors: Go Chengdu

2015-06-25

The 5th Picture Yourself in Perth held its launch ceremony in Chengdu on June 18.
The event is sponsored by Chengdu Municipal Education Bureau, Chengdu Municipal Department of Foreign and Overseas Chinese Affairs, StudyPerth, and Perth Town Hall, and 10 winners of the competition in Chengdu will have a 10-day study tour in Perth, Australia.
Mayor of Perth Lisa Scaffidi extended an invitation in her speech at the launch ceremony to all students from Chengdu to visit Perth and experience the different education in the city.
“I wish young students from Chengdu will have a different and memorable tour in Perth,” she said.
Officials from Perth in charge of the organization of the event said that the winning students will have the opportunity to take part in scientific research projects at universities in Perth, which will help them get a better understanding of the education and research in Australian institutions.
The event is part of the exchange between Chengdu and Perth, which have seen a steady expansion since the establishment of friendly and cooperative relationship between the two cities in 2010.
“I’m proud of the achievement of the program,” said Lisa Scaffidi, referring to Picture Yourself in Perth, which has been held for five years with great success, “The program will continue and I believe it will open up more opportunities for cooperation and exchange between the two cities in the fields of education, culture, trade, medical research and so on.”

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