UON staff meet Italian PM

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

A number of UON staff met Italy's Prime Minister at a post-G20 function in Sydney in November.

In a first-ever visit to Australia by an Italian Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi met Sydney's Italian-Australian representatives, business community and Italian researchers on the evening of Sunday 16 November. 

The Italian PM expressed an interest in UON staff's personal experience of Australian academia.

The Italian PM's visit was well-received by those in attendance, as he highlighted the historical and cultural links between Italy and Australia and how migration, research and business interchange have benefitted both countries and local cultures. 

Italian PM Matteo Reni met with UON Staff at a post-G20 summit functionPictured at the event: (from left) Italian PM Matteo Renzi, Dr Andrea Coda (School of Health Sciences), Dr Stefania Paolini (School of Psychology) and Dr Anna Giacomini (School of Engineering). 

Not pictured were Dr Michela Simone (School of Environmental and Life Sciences) and Anna Rosa Gualtieri (School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences), who attended the function as Italian Vice-Consulate of Italy in Newcastle.

For those interested in reading more, see the SBS News report.

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