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Australia China Alumni Awards

The Australia China Alumni Awards is an initiative of the Australia China Alumni Association (ACAA) to celebrate excellence in Australian tertiary education and recognise the significant achievements of Australian-educated alumni in China. The aim of Awards is to demonstrate how Australian tertiary education can help graduates succeed in an international context and across a variety of fields.

  • ACAA Awards period lasts 9 months from June 2024 to February 2025, separated into 4 stages: Awards nomination, Awards finalists announcement, Awards networking and post-Awards events.

2024 Awards nominations will open on 1 July and close on 7 September (midnight, China time).

Below is the summary of Annual Alumni Awards since the first year 2009, which can give you a better understanding of Awards and its Presentation Ceremony.

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2009 Awards

The inaugural Awards in 2009 attracted sponsorship from CPA Australia, ANZ Bank, Austrade, AusAID, Australian Education International and Qantas Airways. The Awards event was publicised widely, in both media and email campaigns, and was promoted both by the ACAA and our university, government and corporate partners.

As a result of this publicity and the ACAA’s own well-developed network of alumni, university, government and business contacts, over 150 alumni were nominated. From this group, 43 high-quality finalists were selected, ranging from the President of Nokia, China, to a well-known radio host, to the Deputy-Director of International Cooperation at China’s National Ministry of Agriculture. The finalists were both Chinese and expatriates working right across China. Winners received their Awards at a well-attended Awards Presentation Dinner in Beijing in 2009. Over 40 media articles were published about the 2009 Awards, in both Chinese and English language publications.

All the past years’  winners, including bios, universities and more, can be found online here.

If you would like more information on the Australia China Alumni Awards, please email

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