UQ Idea Hub students on track for success with UQ CI training

25 June 2018

The Confucius Institute at The University of Queensland gave a pre-departure presentation to participating students from UQ’s Idea Hub initiative, whom will be travelling to China for the Shanghai Startup Adventure, an intensive internship experience. This year's program will take place from 26 June until 24 July.

Selected student entrepreneurs will spend four weeks based at some of Shanghai’s best technology startup companies. Working alongside other innovators, they will learn first-hand the process of founding, investing and growing an early stage business in China.

For many of this year’s cohort, consisting of 23 students from the EAIT, BEL, Science, HABS and HaSS Faculties, it will be their first time to visit China. Each participant was chosen from a large pool of academically gifted, highly driven students.

The Idea Hub provides an early stage introduction to students at UQ into the world of innovation and entrepreneurship, helping to build a greater talent pool that can contribute to the future success of Australia in this new era.

“We want our students ready to hit the ground running when they arrive in Shanghai and so the briefings provided by the Confucius Institute at UQ have been so useful to tour members,” Director of the UQ Idea Hub Nimrod Klayman said.

“Students have valued the insights and expert advice that the institute provides and this is our third year working together.”

The Confucius Institute at UQ, among its core goals, provides Chinese language and culture training to the UQ community. For more information about training modules available to our students and staff please visit the website.

For more information on the Shanghai Startup Adventure and how to get involved, visit the UQ Idea Hub website or follow the students’ journey on Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #UQStartupAdventure.