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ECU receives prestigious award for engaging with the business community

Friday, 05 November 2010


  • President of B-HERT, Mr Peter Tyree; Member for Kingston, Amanda Rishworth MP ; Professor Ashley Goldsworthy AO OBE; Professor Kerry Cox and Dr Pamela Henry

    President of B-HERT, Mr Peter Tyree; Member for Kingston, Amanda Rishworth MP ; Professor Ashley Goldsworthy AO OBE; Professor Kerry Cox and Dr Pamela Henry

ECU has been awarded the Business Higher Education Round Table (B-HERT) Ashley Goldsworthy Award for Sustained Collaboration between Business and Higher Education.

The Ashley Goldsworthy Award recognises a sustained effort by a university, business or individual to foster collaboration between the sectors, resulting in significant benefits to higher education, business and the broader community.

ECU received the award for its long-term collaborative arrangements with a range of businesses, industry groups, government departments, professional bodies and community groups. These partnerships have led to better outcomes in diverse areas, including health services, education, small and medium enterprises, aviation security, agriculture, legal services in the community, and many other areas.

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Kerry Cox accepted the award on behalf of the University at a Gala Dinner held on Thursday, 4 November in Melbourne.

“It is an honour to receive such a prestigious award and for ECU to be recognised as substantial contributors to the wider community. The late Edith Cowan would be proud," he said.

“The award reflects ECU’s mission to further develop valued citizens for the benefit of Western Australia and beyond, through teaching and research inspired by engagement and partnerships.

“Central to our approach, is the firm belief that some academic goals can only be achieved through collaboration with the wider community that ECU was established to serve.”

The University has been a long-term supporter of B-HERT, and has received other awards over the years.

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