I have recently returned from a very fruitful trip to the United States and China with the General Manager - Strategic Partnerships Brett Walker and from a number of visits in the United States with Chancellor Helen Nugent AO, and Director of Development Scott Bulger.
We visited several leading international institutions, building on our existing relationships and initiating new ones. We will continue to nurture and build on our global connections as a priority. It is very important to the University that we continue to provide great opportunities for our students and staff to undertake international exchanges, internships and graduate placements.
Certainly, the old saying ‘you are judged by the company you keep’, rings true in higher education, as it does in many industries, and such relationships are part of our unique ‘internationalism’ that we pride ourselves on.
Throughout my travels and observation of international media and trends, it remained clear to me that many universities are focussed on being the ‘biggest’, without a clear focus on the ‘student experience’. Our focus remains, and will always remain, on being the best in terms of ‘student experience’ and I am confident we are continuing on the right path to being world leaders in this area.
Professor Robert Stable
Vice-Chancellor and President