The International Summer University in Social Work Programme (ISUSW) was successfully held from 10 – 21 July 2023 at Western Sydney University, Australia. Prof. Steven Ngai, together with three of our postgraduate students participated in this inspiring programme.

The event was co-organized by our Department, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (Switzerland), University of British Columbia (Canada), the University of California, Los Angeles (USA), the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel), Rajagiri College of Social Sciences (India), University of Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), Western Sydney University (Australia) and Shandong University (China). During the twelve-day programme, delegates from the above-mentioned institutions were invited to deliver presentations on the theme of “Creating Sustainable and Equitable Societies: The Intersection of Social Work and Sustainability in the Aftermath of COVID-19”.  Students had the opportunity to visit different local agencies including the Auburn Youth Centre, Western Sydney Community Forum, and CASS Care. They also participated in a few workshops to discuss related topics and were invited to share their learning.


A Group photo of ISUSW2023 participants