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Representatives of the World Health Organisation meet in Prato

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Co-leaders of the WHO Guidelines Development Group met in Prato from 9th to 11th June to develop an international framework on ethical issues in public surveillance.

Working group leaders of the World Health Organisation (WHO) met in Prato for the first time to discuss progress towards the development of guidelines on public health surveillance ethics.  The meeting was proceeded by the inaugural meeting of the Global Network of WHO Collaborating Centres for Bioethics, of which Monash University is one of six collaborating centres in the world. 

Interactive seminar with the Ambassador

Ambassador Mike Rann addresses Monash students
On 17 June the Honourable Mike Rann met with Monash Law and Design students in an interactive seminar at the Prato Centre

The seminar entitled Politics and the Law drew on the Ambassador's extensive political experience to explore the pressures and politics of the legislative process. The Ambassador challenged students to think critically about the role of politics in the development and application of the law, stressing the mutual dependency of the two professions.

Visit by Professor Margaret Gardner AO

Monash University President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Margaret Gardner visits the Monash Prato Centre.

On 7 and 8 May 2015 Professor Margaret Gardner, President and Vice-Chancellor of Monash University, made her first visit to the University's Prato Centre in Italy.

Part of a trip which included meeting Monash alumni in New York, San Francisco, London and Shanghai, Professor Gardner took the opportunity to visit the Prato Centre and explore the ways in which it could be used to facilitate even deeper engagement with Europe.   

Law students attend honour roll launch in Rome

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Students entrolled in the Monash Law International Study Program had the privilege of attending the launch of an Italian Alumni Honour roll at the Australian Embassy in Rome last week

Evan, Jennifer, Kelly, Paige, Rebecca, and Sheradyn made the trip from Prato along with the Director and Manager of the Monash Prato Centre and once at the launch in Rome, they met Italian Alumni some of whom had studied at their very own institution.  They also had the chance to put their networking skills to use by meeting key people in Australia-Italy industry relations, and the rare opportunity to meet in person Ambassador Mike Rann.

Monash Executive MBA in Prato

Prato hosts the second edition of the Monash Executive MBA Individual Corporate Project

We are pleased to announce that student Joel Murray will collaborate with the Prato local municipality (Comune di Prato) as part of his Executive MBA Individual Corporate Project. The project currently being developed by the municipality is ‘Sustainable transport and redevelopment of the riverbank area’.

Executive Short Courses

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Receive an early bird discount if you register by 30 June 2015.

We are offering two Executive Short Courses in September.

These five-day courses are designed for middle to senior professionals with 5 to 15 years' of management experience in the public, private and non-profit sectors.

Doing business in the European Union
14-18 September 2015

Innovation and leadership
21-25 September 2015

Find out more about our Executive Short Courses and register today.

Facewall Prato

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Facewall Prato: 100 possible interwoven worlds. A photographic exhibition at the Prato Textile Museum 27.03.15 to 29.09.15.

With foreign citizens accounting for over 15% of its 250,000 residents, Prato is one of the most multiethnic cities in Europe.  Over the years the city has experimented with many initiatives focusing on social inclusion, mutual respect, and sense of belonging, thanks to this blend of cultures, languages and people. The aim of the Facewall project exhibition is to uncover the multiethnic nature of the city of Prato via a series of photographic installations and videos illustrating 100 different stories of how different worlds can come together.


The Monash Law Prato Program begins

A warm welcome to the Class of 2015: Monash Law International Study Program students!

We are pleased to welcome the 2015 group of Law students who will spend the next three months in Prato studying from a selection of 13 units on international and comparative law. Students from Monash in Melbourne Australia will be joined by students and professors from around the globe: the universities of Arizona State (USA), Bar-Ilan (Israel), Florence (Italy), Paris Sud (France), Windsor (Canada), and York (Canada).

Looking for a chance to meet them? Join the weekly Conversation Exchange at the Monash Prato Centre!