Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Research Professor Frances Shannon has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Commonwealth Department of Immigration and Citizenship to continue collaborative research on global cities and migration.
Under the MoU, a new project will be on New Migration and Global Cities: a Melbourne Perspective to be delivered by ANZSIG’s Globalisation and Cities Research Program. The project on global Melbourne is built upon a prior collaborative project on global Sydney, which has been very successful in delivering research excellence and informing policy making.
“The partnership with the Commonwealth Department of Immigration and Citizenship enable us to continue our cutting-edge research in global cities and migration. The research outcomes will inform Australia’s immigration strategy and planning for Australian cities. They are crucial for enhancing Australia’s competitiveness, innovation, and social environment in a globalised world.”
Dr Richard Hu commenting on the new MoU signing.
The Globalisation and Cities Research Program are currently undertaking research for all of Australia’s major cities, 18 in total, to assist policy and planning for Australian cities and regions in an increasingly competitive and globalised world. These research efforts have engaged international and national collaborations, and have received funding and support from federal, state and local governments, as well as the business sector.
To learn more about the New Migration and Global Cities: A Melbourne Perspective project, please contact Dr Richard Hu.