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Excerpt from about.unimelb.edu.au

The University of Melbourne has launched fully-funded climate-action scholarships for students from Pacific Island nations to support their local communities in addressing climate change.

The Melbourne Climate Action Scholarship recognises the disproportionate effects of climate change on Small Island Developing States, many of which are in the Pacific.

The Scholarships will support Masters and Graduate Researchers on courses which engage with sustainability, helping them develop their existing skills and knowledge to address the effects of climate change in their countries.

Scholarships will also be provided at the University of Cambridge, the Universities of Toronto and Montreal and McMaster University in Canada, along with the University of Melbourne.

University of Melbourne Vice-Chancellor Professor Duncan Maskell said the Scholarships form part of the University’s overall commitment to focus research expertise on Pacific nations which are facing the lived experience of climate change.

“Universities have the resources as well as the world-leading experts to educate and advise students on the effects of climate change,” Professor Maskell said.

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