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Monday, 19 November 2012
Our 21st year has been another fine year as ECU continues its development as a modern, progressive and evolving University.
The past 12 months have seen students, staff and, indeed, the University as a whole, presented with awards recognising not only the excellence of our teaching and research, but the positive impact these activities have had on the communities we were established to serve.
Our computing students winning a national IT award for an app that transforms a smartphone into an emergency beacon; and five academics receiving prestigious citations from the Federal Government’s Office for Learning and Teaching are just two examples of our successes this year.
This success has not gone unnoticed. ECU was named in Times Higher Education’s 100 Under 50, a global list of the best universities under the age of 50. This is a fantastic achievement, given we are ranked alongside universities with a 30-year head start on us.
I hope that in 2012 each of you reached your potential, showed an abundance of personal excellence in your studies and performed well in your exams.
To those who are graduating after this semester: all best wishes for the future and I urge you to stay in touch via our Alumni team.
To those who have more to do: I wish you a well-deserved break and I look forward to talking with many of you in 2013.
Professor Kerry O. Cox