MGSE staff news

Health Promoting Schools

Congratulations to Dr Ruth Aston, lecturer in the Centre of program evaluation, on her contribution to the Global standards and indicators for health promoting schools and their implementation guidance.

Through the development and promotion of Global Standards for Health Promoting Schools, WHO and UNESCO launched a new initiative called “Making Every School a Health Promoting School.” The initiative will benefit approximately 2.3 billion school-age children and will contribute to the WHO's 13th General Programme of Work target of "1 billion healthier lives" by 2023.

Dr. Aston worked with Professor Susan Sawyer, Dr. Monika Raniti, Kristina Bennett, and Cristina de Nicolás Izquierdo on the new global standards, which will be launched by the World Health Organisation and UNESCO at the World Health Assembly on June 22, 2021.

DHB Foundation Grant

Congratulations to Rhonda Di Biase for being awarded a grant from DHB Foundation. Rhonda will receive approximately $250,000 over five years for an outreach and research program titled Quality Education: initiatives to improve teaching and learning in low and middle-income countries.

The funds will support projects in two countries: the Maldives and Thailand. One project will focus on promoting literacy through story-making in both a hill-tribe community in Thailand and an island school in the Maldives. The other will promote ‘sustainable practices’ through education projects in Maldivian island schools.

International Network of Educational Institutes (INEI) 2021 Summer School

Dates: July 12 to 14, 2021
Host: College of Education Administration at Faculty of Education at Beijing Normal University

View/download the INEI 20201 Summer School flyer for full program details, including student recommendations, application instructions, and course descriptions.

Please note the deadline for student recommendation is June 20, 2021. All summer school related inquiries shall be sent to Ms. Lin Zhang at

Fullbright Scholarship 2022/2023

Fulbright is a foreign exchange scholarship program of the United States of America, aimed at increasing binational research collaboration, cultural understanding, and the exchange of ideas. Fulbright Australia offers scholarships across all disciplines and career stages (postgraduate, postdoctoral, academics and professionals).

Applications close 6 July 2021.

Fulbright Australia are holding a special scholarships webinar 19 May at 2:00pm AEST to provide in-depth application advice.
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Application mentorship may also be available. Register interest via:

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What does the future of work look like at UoM?

What does the future of work look like at UoM? ‘Beyond COVID Normal’ is exploring staff experiences, perceptions and expectations about how we work at the University. All staff and campuses.

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University influenza vaccination program

The 2021 influenza vaccination schedule will begin in mid-April. Eligibility criteria and booking information is available on the program website. For any enquiries contact