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Managerial Staff Profiles
Ms JULIA GONG
Director, Confucius Institute, University of Melbourne
Julia Gong obtained her Master of Education at the University of Melbourne in 2003. She joined the University of Melbourne in 2007 as a lecturer at the Confucius Institute and later held the position of Manager of Academic and Business Programs for two years. She developed the syllabus for the business Chinese language programs and was one of the designers and instructors for the Institute's Corporate Cross-cultural Training Program. She has delivered tailored in-house training sessions for clients from a variety of industries, including; tourism, professional services, government, retail etc. Julia's negotiation skills, strong communication skills and her extensive contacts both in China and Australia make her an expert in partnership establishment and development across cultures.
Ms YIN JUN
Jun Yin received her master’s degree at Nanjing University majoring in Education. Visiting from Nanjing University, she has been working as Associate Director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Melbourne since December 2015. At Nanjing University, Ms Yin was responsible for international students’ enrolment. Before working at the Admission Office of Nanjing University, Ms. Yin had over ten years’ experience working with international students as an education consultant. Ms. Yin also has extensive experience teaching Chinese to non-background language learners and spent one year as a visiting scholar studying and teaching at the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom. Ms. Yin's research interests include comparative education and quality assurance in international Education. She is also very passionate about Chinese painting and calligraphy.
Ms CLARISSA BELANTI
Manager, External Relations & Projects
Graduating in International Relations at RMIT University, Clarissa is a renowned cultural ambassador. She has worked and studied in China for over seven years. At the Confucius Institute, she promotes a greater understanding of China. While managing her own English studio in Nanjing, China, and teaching ESL at the 'Affiliated Experiment School of Nanjing Normal University', Clarissa gained vast experience in cross-cultural education. She has received many awards for her language achievements, including first prize at the '11th Chinese Bridge Chinese Speaking Competition'. She was President of the Australia China Youth Association in 2015 and has constantly participated in events and activities in the Chinese community. Clarissa has developed a passion for the Australia-China relationship, and a deep understanding of the cultural, political, and economic ties that exist between the two countries.
Ms LIANYING HAO
Manager, School & Cultural programs
Lianying obtained her Masters’ degree in Linguistics at Inha University, South Korea in 2007. While in Korea, She was recruited as a language-training instructor at Korean Chinese Academy, Samsung Electronics and Incheon lawyers’ office. She was also an interpreter for MBC (Korean TV Channel) and Korean Regional Courts. Since 2009, She has been working at the Confucius Institute as language instructor, course coordinator and manager. Over the past few years, she has undertaken various programs including China study programs, school programs, business programs, cultural events and scholarships. Lianying has also delivered Chinese language and cross-cultural training programs to corporates and public sectors.
Ms LINLIN LU
Manager, Language & Cultural Programs
Linlin has undertaken extensive studies in Education at the University of Melbourne, graduating with a Master of TESOL and later, a Master of Education. Linlin has been teaching Chinese for more than ten years in Victoria, becoming familiar with the curriculum and assessment frameworks in use and gaining experience working alongside Australian teachers in the education of both school children and adult learners. She has also been involved in a variety of Chinese teacher education projects at MGSE. Linlin started work at CI as a Chinese language teacher since 2012. Since 2017, she has been responsible for supporting the administration of CI activities, including language courses, business and executive programs, and school cultural programs. Linlin achieved 92.1% in the National Putonghua Proficiency Test and is a NAATI Accredited Professional Translator.