SYDNEY, July 9 (Xinhua) -- Western Australia's Curtin University has launched the Meng Fei Innovative Future Leadership Scholarship program on Tuesday in honor of the host of one of the world's biggest television shows If You Are The One.
The Chinese star said at the announcement ceremony in Nanjing that
he is delighted to work with Curtin on the initiative that will enable many students to receive a world-class education from a highly ranked university.
"I hope the scholarship can help students in Australia and China to achieve their dreams and I hope that more Chinese students can learn about Curtin University and choose Curtin University," Meng said.
With Curtin University located in Perth, the Western Australian capital is a sister city of Nanjing.
According to Curtin University Deputy Vice-Chancellor International Professor Seth Kunin, the new scholarship program will see this Sino-Aussie partnership strengthen even further.
"The scholarship is an excellent initiative to attract high achieving students as future leaders and innovators," he said.
"Curtin's world ranking and reputation in leadership and innovation makes this a unique opportunity to partner with Meng Fei," he said.
"Meng Fei achieved international stardom through his work in media and journalism as well as the entertainment industry," Seth Kunin said.
"This scholarship seeks students who have achieved exceptional academic results and have been deemed by Meng Fei as having demonstrated truly innovative leadership qualities."