Federation of Chinese Scholars in Australia (FOCSA) is a
non-religious and not-for-profit organisation for Chinese Australian
scholars and professionals. The Federation is registered with ACT
Registrar-General's Office. International students can enrol here.
is established in 2004 as a federation to present Chinese scholars in
Australia. It currently consist of 12 Chinese professional associations
across except Tasmania all States in Australia The objectives of FOCSA are to promote scientific
and technological advances, and promote self-development of Chinese
Australian scholars across all disciplines; foster exchanges and
cooperation in science, technology and education among Chinese
Australian scholars, among Chinese professional associations in
Australia; encourage Chinese Australians or their affiliated
professional associations to make contributions toward the progress in
science and technology, and the economical development both in
Australia and China and coordinate among the group members
to organise events at the federal level and/or represent Chinese
Australian scholars to participate in events at the international level.
The Federation is governed by the Council with the Executive Committee
as its standing governing body. The Executive Committee conducts its
governance through the Secretariat and Professional Committees. The
Council is the highest decision making body of the Federation. The
Council composes of representatives of group memberships and for a two
year term of office. FOCSA
holds the Council Annual General Meeting once a year. The Council
nominate distinguished individuals in Science, technology, education,
enterprise and management as its advisor.
The Federation organises national and international events including
conference, workshop and exhibition. Especially, a joint biennial
symposium between Chinese and Australian scholars and professionals in
science, technology and education, and the proposed Annual Australian
Chinese Scholars Congress will be the routine events of FOCSA.