UWS Wins NSW Export Award for Education
Duncan Bathgate, Managing Director of Export Solutions, with Professor Clive Smallman, Dean of UWS School of Business
The University of Western Sydney has won the New South Wales Premier's Export Award for Education and Training.
The award recognises outstanding innovation and international success in the field of education and training services, expertise and curriculum including vocational training.
The judges praised the University's services and the quality of its international business plan and strategy.
There are currently more than 4,000 international students from 90 countries at UWS, including China, India, Vietnam, Philippines, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and South Korea.
Professor Yi-Chen Lan, Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) and Director, UWS International says international students enrich learning by bringing a global perspective to the classroom at UWS.
"Connections between our local and international students provide opportunities for increased cultural understanding and the development of future international networks," says Professor Lan.
"Our international linkages and internationalisation of the curriculum is helping to develop our graduates with a strong sense of global citizenship."
The university has established a rich portfolio of international partnerships with commercial, government and research organisations to support education and innovation priorities.
"This award acknowledges the outstanding work the University is doing with our global network of partners to enrich the quality of research, curriculum and cultural diversity at UWS, " says Professor Lan.
The Chief Operating Officer of the Export Council of Australia Lisa McAuley says UWS was selected from a strong group of finalists.
"On behalf of the Export Council of Australia, I would like to congratulate the University of Western Sydney," she says.
Now in its 52nd year, the Premier's NSW Export Awards celebrate the innovative talent of the state's top exporters showing a commitment to growing a global business.
After winning the award, UWS progresses as a national finalist to the Australian Export Awards held in November.
Finalists will be benchmarked against industry peers across the country as they compete for national industry awards, including the coveted Prime Minister's Australian Exporter of the Year.
24 October 2014
Contact: Mark Smith
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