Past students living and working in the Middle East have gathered for La Trobe University’s first ever alumni event in Dubai.
Attended by officials from the Australian Embassy in the UAE and representatives from the Victorian Government Business Office, the university’s celebratory alumni lunch was hosted on the same day as the ANZAC Day memorial, which marked the 100th anniversary of the 1915 Gallipoli landings in Turkey during World War 1. Distinguished government officials and university partners in the UAE were also in attendance.
It was an important gathering for La Trobe University alumni in the GCC, as it provided an opportunity for students to celebrate academic successes and achievements since graduating.
The La Trobe University alumni and guests heard about La Trobe’s future plans, met the Alumni Relations team and reconnected with fellow graduates based in the Middle East.
La Trobe University is fast approaching 50 years of history, and has been welcoming students on campus since 1967. Today La Trobe has grown to accommodate more than 30,000 students including approximately 7,600 international students from over 100 countries from right around the world.
The main campus of La Trobe University is in Melbourne, Victoria, but it has a network of campuses across the state and is renowned for its teaching excellence and research achievements.
This was the first time La Trobe University alumni gathered in Dubai, an event the University plans on making an annual event in the GCC country each year. Last year, the alumni event took place in Oman.