Research Week a Great Success
Friday, 20 August 2010
Dean of the Graduate Research School, Professor Joseph Luca and Vice-Chancellor Professor Kerry Cox with WA Chief Scientist Professor Lyn Beazley
As Research Week at ECU draws to a close for 2010, I record here how impressed I am with ECU’s improving research performance in recent years. Our top researchers continue to shine, and increasingly they are being joined by a growing cohort of newer researchers, as ECU strives to achieve Council’s Strategic Goal of research focus, depth and impact.
I was particularly impressed at the final of the ‘Three Minute Thesis’ competition, in which nine research students, who were judged to be the best in their faculties, made presentations to determine the representative from ECU who will participate in the national competition in Brisbane later this year.
It pleased me greatly to observe the excellence of the students and the diversity of research projects which emerged during these presentations. It is also very encouraging that this diverse group of students came together through the competition and were able to learn from one another, sharing expertise from many different parts of the University.
I congratulate and thank our Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor John Finlay-Jones, our Dean of the Graduate Research School, Professor Joseph Luca, and our Director of the Office of Research and Innovation, Dr Marcia Taylor, and their colleagues and all top and emerging researchers, and post-graduate research students for the great work they are doing to build the reputation and impact of ECU through their research achievements.
Professor Kerry O. Cox