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MADA students showcase their works

Students and teaching staff invited the local community to share their experience in Prato

Students from MADA concluded their two months of study at the Prato Centre with a presentation of their works on a project carried out with Prato Municipality.
The  project (called ‘Riversibility’) aims at regenerating  the area surrounding the river Bisenzio, transforming its cycle routes into a new transportation system with a series of new  facilities such as food stalls, parks, sports grounds etc.

The Water Diviner film screening

Moonlight cinema in Prato's XIII century castle this Wednesday 15 July at 9:30pm will feature The Water Diviner (2014) directed by and starring Russell Crowe. Free entry.

The Water Diviner tells the story of an Australian man's search for the truth of his lost sons in the battlefields of Gallipoli.

Learn more about the real history behind the fictional drama by listening to a pre-recorded interview with World War I historian and expert, Professor Bruce Scates.  Interview by doctoral student Rebecca Wheatley.

Audio in original language (English) with Italian subtitles.

Presented by Monash University.

Summer Courses in Prato

A warm welcome to students from the faculties of MADA, Arts, IT, and Business and Economics who will be studying at Monash Prato Centre until the end of July!

The Prato Centre is at full capacity with students from the Faculties of Arts, MADA, IT and Business & Economics currently undertaking summer programs in Prato. Many of these programs have a distinctly interdisciplinary flavour and draw on concepts of intercultural intelligence to prepare students for future global careers. 

Representatives of the World Health Organisation meet in Prato

Image of some of the co-leaders of the WHO Guidelines Development Group
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

Italian Alumni Honour Roll launch Ambassador Residence Rome
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.

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