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Investment NSW CEO Katie Knight said the International Education Awards, now in their 10th year celebrate excellence across the sector and the contribution of international education to communities across the state.
“NSW is Australia’s most popular study destination for international students with more than 270,000 students from 190 countries choosing to live and further their education here,” Ms Knight said.
“Not only do international students enrich our communities and strengthen our multicultural society, they also create jobs, volunteer and play a key role in enhancing the NSW workforce across a number of industries.
“The NSW International Education Awards are all about recognising and celebrating the individuals and organisations that go above and beyond to make our communities so vibrant and unique.”
University of Sydney medicine and health PhD student Olaitan Temitope Ogunbodede from Nigeria was announced as winner in the Higher Education category for his dedication as a frontline health worker at Blacktown Hospital’s Emergency Department as well as his volunteer work for the Great Lakes Agency for Peace and Development in Merrylands supporting refugee communities.
“Studying in NSW has given me the opportunity to gain firsthand experience in the health sector which has brought me a lot of insight and fulfillment by being able to give back and support the community. Being recognised in these Awards is a great honour,” Dr Ogunbodede said.
Winners were announced on Wednesday night at an awards ceremony held at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.
The event crowned five individuals and two organisations across seven categories:
To learn more about the winners, and the international education sector in NSW, please visit the Study NSW website https://www.study.nsw.gov.au/current-students/nsw-international-education-awards/External Link