At a ceremony in Melbourne hosted by Prime Minister Tony Abbott, Monash University was presented with the national Education and Training Award, recognizing an outstanding contribution to international education, as well as exceptional leadership in the field through training services, expertise and curriculum innovation. Monash was singled out for its leadership in innovation in Australia, its international reach and thriving offshore operations.
The award follows recognition at the recent Governor of Victoria Export Awards (GOVEAs) where Monash achieved top honours in the Education and Training Category, progressing it to the national awards.
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement) and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Industry Engagement and Commercialisation), Professor Abid Khan, said the national achievement reflected the university’s position as Australia’s most globalized university and a leader in the international education sector.
“It is with much honour that we receive this award. While acknowledging the quality of Australia’s higher education sector, there is a need to have greater impact in-country through a mixture of physical research and education presence and deeper networks,” Professor Khan said.
“Through a bold, determined and innovative global strategy, Monash continues to build on international reach, expand international connections, and extend opportunities for students and staff.
“Beyond our broad multinational education offerings and expansion into new growth markets, our expanding links with international industry and government are crucial to innovation and success, and key to the continued global growth of the university.”
Monash University has six local campuses throughout the state of Victoria, as well as two international campuses—Malaysia and South Africa—and international centres in the People’s Republic of China, Italy and India. A unique alliance with the University of Warwick (UK) sits alongside an array of international collaborations with leading universities and corporations around the world, expanding the university’s global network.
The Australian Export Awards is a national program that recognizes and honours Australian companies engaged in international business who have achieved sustainable growth through innovation and commitment.
About Monash UniversityAs a member of the prestigious Group of 8 universities, Monash offers a wide range of courses that give students access to flexible learning options and innovative course combinations. Monash is dedicated to preparing students for the increasingly competitive job market, and as a result, Monash graduates are highly sought after by employers internationally.
Popular schools at Monash University include
- Monash Medical School
- Monash Law School
- Monash Pharmacy School
- Monash Public Health School
- Monash Teachers College