New education alliance forges links between CQ region and Darwin
Published on 08 January, 2013
CQUniversity and Charles Darwin University have drawn on their respective 'power of place' to contribute to the development of a 'Tropical Energy and Engineering Alliance'...
CQUniversity Vice-Chancellor Professor Scott Bowman and Charles Darwin University Vice-Chancellor Professor Barney Glover recently (Dec 17) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) agreement in Gladstone to outline the scope of future relationships.
Charles Darwin Univerity's Vice-Chancellor Professor Barney Glover and CQUniversity's Vice-Chancellor Professor Scott Bowman officially sign the MoU to develop the Tropical Energy and Engineering Alliance between the two Universities. The Alliance is designed to foster engagement and partnerships in areas of Engineering, Oil and Gas, and Vocational Education and Training.
The MOU also encourages enhancement of existing linkages to boost collaboration between CQUni's Office of Indigenous Engagement and CDU's Australian centre for Indigenous Knowledges Education.
Intended outcomes of the Alliance include development of joint degree offerings (including research higher degrees) as well as establishment of laboratories and shared use of research facilities, and collaboration on course accreditation and grant opportunities.
The Alliance could also pave the way for broader collaboration given both institutions now have a 'dual-sector' mission, encompassing tertiary degrees and vocational education and training. This could include partnerships for fresh vocational programs and research on dual-sector delivery.