Thursday, 31 March 2011
ECU was pleased to welcome the Perth Education City (PEC)-sponsored North American Higher Education Inbound Delegation to the ECU Joondalup Campus on Friday, 18 March 2011.
The delegates were visiting Perth on a fact-finding mission to compare the higher education system in Australia with that of the USA and Canada, hoping to gain a snapshot of academic university life and the university experience for international students in Western Australia.
PEC coordinated the visits to each of the public universities in Perth, allowing time for information exchange, focussed faculty tours and networking.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International), Professor Tony Watson, welcomed the delegation to ECU and chaired a round table information forum at the University’s Council Chambers.
The event was also attended by Associate Deans (International), Associate Professor Jim Cross from the Faculty of Computing, Health and Science; Associate Professor Maryam Omari from the Faculty of Business and Law; and Associate Professor Helen Vella Bonavita from the Faculty of Education and Arts, along with senior staff from the ECU’s International Admissions, Study Abroad and Partnerships offices.
The group conducted small tours across the University, focussing on areas of interest for the delegates, showcasing the university’s Electron Science Research Institute, nursing wards and healthcare simulation suites, the Engineering Motorsports Complex, and sports science facilities.
The tours were followed by a networking lunch with entertainment provided by a musical ensemble from WAAPA.
Delegates were positive about the Australian higher education system, our level of government support and impressive range of facilities and courses available to students at ECU.