International House (commonly abbreviated as IH) is a residential college situated on the St Lucia campus of the University of Queensland. IH provides fully catered accommodation for 200 undergraduate students, and self catered accommodation for 38 post graduate and mature aged undergraduate students.
International House's residents are 50% Australian and 50% International students from approximately 35 different countries. International House states that it provides a supportive and safe environment while offering opportunities that allow a broad and rich educational, social and cultural experience.
The University of Queensland's Rotary Peace Centre is part of a global program to advance research, teaching, practical training and knowledge on issues of international relations, conflict resolution and peace-building. It offers a tailored Master's Degree in Peace and Conflict Studies, aimed at potential world and community leaders, designed to have a practical effect on peacebuilding and addressing international and regional conflicts. The Rotary Foundation’s decision to establish this unique program at The University of Queensland is recognition of the outstanding reputation of postgraduate programs in peace and conflict studies within the School of Political Science and International Studies.
The Centre is one of only six worldwide, the others are housed at:
Duke University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill USA
International Christian University, Tokyo Japan,
University of Bradford, West Yorkshire England
Uppsala University, Uppsala Sweden
Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand (Professional Development Centre)
Each year the Rotary Peace Fellows commence an 18-month program of study within the School. Fellows are selected from countries and cultures around the globe based on their potential as leaders in government, business, education, media and other professional areas.
The Rotary Fellowships are fully funded to pay fees, living and travel expenses and a three month Applied Field Experience. Toward the end of their studies the Fellows, with support from school staff, host a full day seminar for Rotarians, community groups and the wider staff and student community at UQ.
This program continues to deliver innovative and cutting-edge teaching and research in these fields. In recognition of its achievements, the UQ Rotary Centre received an award for its contribution to ‘Internationalization’ from the Queensland Education and Training Industry in 2007. The Masters of Peace and Conflict studies program underwent a major review in 2015 to update and revise the curriculum, to ensure we deliver world-class, cutting edge education in the field.
Rotary Club of Hamilton Invites all to dinner at
International House, University of Qld
Parking available via boom gate Glasshouse Road St Lucia
Date: August 8 2017
Time: 6:00pm for a 6:30pm start
Venue: Ivor Cribb
Cost: $30 p/p (includes Buffet main, dessert and one complimentary drink)
Cash Bar available
RSVP by 1st August - Rutian Mi (firstname.lastname@example.org)