I had many opportunities for professional development and extracurricular activities at VU that were critical to my success.
Dr Kuorwel Kuorwel
Research scientist

Dr Kuorwel Kuorwel went from refugee to research scientist with a PhD in Food Sciences and Technology.

“I’ve had a long association with Victoria University, starting in 2003 when I enrolled to learn English as a refugee from Sudan.

My first semester at university was not easy because I had limited computer and research skills. But thanks to supportive staff and my fellow classmates, I completed my bachelor and honours degrees, and then earned a PhD in chemistry focusing on antimicrobial food packaging.

I had many opportunities for professional development and extracurricular activities that were critical to my success. I was able to do more than just study in a laboratory. Through VU, I got hands-on experience at the National Measurement Institute where I now work as an analytical chemist and research scientist.

Victoria University is a place that gives all kinds of people opportunities to explore their potential and realise their aims."

Kuorwel studied

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