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Curtin students and budding innovators to study at Stanford University

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Twelve Curtin University students have been selected to study at one of the most prestigious universities in the United States next month as part of two competitive international programs attended by high-achieving students and aspiring entrepreneurs.

Photo credit: Annabelle Fouchard

The International Honours program, run through Stanford University in California, is an eight-week program that requires students to study eight units from across 170 courses. Students will also take part in important cultural and extra-curricular activities that explore the rich cultural, social, and geographical resources of the San Francisco bay area.

Six of the 12 students have also been selected for the highly competitive Silicon Valley Innovation Academy at Stanford University, where they will be tasked with developing, exploring and communicating a ‘world-changing’ innovation opportunity.

Curtin University Faculty of Business and Law Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor Nigel de Bussy congratulated the successful students, who will depart for Stanford next month.

“The application process for both the International Honours program and the Silicon Valley Innovation Academy is exhaustive and extremely competitive, so the number of Curtin students selected is testament to the high calibre of students within the Faculty of Business and Law,” Professor de Bussy said.

Professor de Bussy added that Curtin was one of 24 universities worldwide to partner with Stanford University, which allows current students and recent graduates from the Faculty of Business and Law to apply for the programs.

“Being able to partner with universities around the world offers a great opportunity for Curtin students to learn in different cultures and environments, further maximising their potential and expanding their knowledge and skillset,” Professor de Bussy said.

“Some of the world’s leading innovators and entrepreneurs, including the creators of Google, Snapchat and LinkedIn, have walked the halls of Stanford University. This opportunity will provide students with a life-changing opportunity to collaborate with future leaders and innovators from around the world.”

The 12 students are studying a range of business degrees at Curtin University including Commerce, Accounting, Finance, Law, Marketing, Advertising, and Business IT.

Further information on the program can be found online here.

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