Organisation Asialink (1990 - )


Asialink was establishment in 1990 as a partnership between The University of Melbourne, The Myer Foundation and the Australian Government's Commission for the Future. It is Australia's leading centre for the promotion of public understanding of the countries of Asia and of Australia's role in the region. And a key provider of information, training and professional networks.


Our purpose is to build an Asia-capable, deeply Asia-engaged Australia through thought leadership and innovative programs that build knowledge, skills and partnerships.

Asialink excels in "soft diplomacy" - delivering high-level forums, international collaborations, leadership training, education, community health and cultural programs in Australia and Asia.

Asialink is an affiliate of The University of Melbourne and an initiative of the Myer Foundation, established in 1990 as a joint initiative of the Australian Government's Commission for the Future and the Myer Foundation, one of Australia's oldest and largest philanthropic organisations.

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  • The Melbourne Newsroom, Penny Burtt announced as new Asialink Group CEO, University of Melbourne, 10 July 2018. Details