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Welcome to Engagement@ECU: A Compendium of 100 Edith Cowan University (ECU) partnerships which demonstrate ECU's strong and sustained collaboration and engagement with a range of stakeholders including industry, professions, government, and the community.

These partnerships reflect ECU's commitment to engagement and to strengthening relationships with our many partners in all areas of our work to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes for the University and the wider community.

Engagement is central to ECU's mission and practice and we recognise that some academic goals can only be achieved through collaboration with the wider community that ECU was established to serve.

By deliberately valuing and developing engaged teaching and engaged research, our emphasis is strongly focused on building partnerships, forming linkages and working co-operatively with governments, agencies and industry, and engaging with the broader community. We are working to ensure engagement is integral to all our work.

In 2009, our first edition of the Compendium highlighted 50 examples of well-engaged practice across our campuses. This updated compendium presents 100 examples of engaged practices and partnerships with our community, spanning courses, schools, centre's and faculties, and involving academic and professional staff at all levels.

We hope that these snapshots will inspire you and others in your communities to consider new initiatives. The engaged practices in this document illustrate the opportunities and excellent outcomes that can be achieved when we work together in partnership.

Areas of engagement

Health and the community

Explore our key fields of research within the areas of health and wellness. Through these research centres we provide a valuable community service, engaging with our clients to provide evidence-based health care and therapy and producing outcomes that transform lives.

Arts and the community

Our many partnerships with stakeholders play an important role in connecting talented students with the arts community in Western Australia and beyond.

Science and the community

The following collaborations with industry and expert institutions ensure our science and technology researchers find practical and real-world solutions for the challenges of today.

Justice and security and the community

Our commitment to improved legal, justice and security outcomes for the community is illustrated by our work across faculties as our staff, students and researchers engage with law enforcement agencies, the legal profession, government departments and other stakeholders.

Business and the community

Explore the various partnerships we have with industry, corporate organisations, government agencies and the public sector, enabling our students to benefit from authentic, real-world interaction in their courses.

Education and the community

Discover why we have been at the forefront of teacher education for over 100 years with our extensive collaboration and partnerships with education providers.

Sustainability and the community

We work closely with our stakeholders for environmental and sustainability outcomes to maintain our strong commitment to linking our curriculum with awareness of sustainability.

Partners and precincts

The following collaborations with the local community and institutions allow us to be diverse in our engagement work resulting in a mutual advancement of education, research and community goals.

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