Ms Odile Ruijs

Manager, International Engagement (Sponsor Relations)

Flinders International

place Professional Services
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Odile has over 15 years of experience as a development practioner, mainly in Southeast Asia, followed by over 10 years in international higher education. Her experience in development includes M&E, NGO-Government relationships, advocacy, project management and capacity building.


MSc (Economics), Tilburg University

MA (Southeast Asian Studies), University of Hawai'i at Manoa

Honours, awards and grants

Fulbright scholarship and Luce Fellowship recipient while at University of Hawai'i

Key responsibilities

Sponsored international students, who come to Flinders on scholarships from a variety of sources, such as the Australian or their home government; their university; or their employer, form an important and valued part of Flinders University's international network. I manage and develop many of the relationships with their sponsors, and provide advice within the university where needed. I also provide information to prospective sponsored students (in particular, but not exclusively) PhD and Master students. I bring my background in development work to understand and support sponsors in achieving their human resources goals.