The Business/Higher Education Round Table is a not-for-profit organisation that was established in 1990 to strengthen the relationship between business and higher education. B/HERT is the only organisation with members who are leaders in higher education, business, industry bodies and research institutions.


B/HERT in partnership with the Westpac Bicentennial Foundation held a round table on 18 September 2014.   The notes are attached. (pdf)

B/HERT and the Australian Business Deans Council are pleased to welcome the report of the Future of Management Education initiative.

Presentation by Chris Goldsworthy at the Creating a Research Industry Outreach Program at University of Melbourne, July 18 2014: Connecting Research to the Business Node (pdf).

Presentation by Chris Goldsworthy at the 30th June 2014 Skilling Australia Summit: The Alchemy of connecting between business, industry and higher education (pdf).

Destination Australia: Tapping into a New Generation of International Business Students - the Round Table was held on 11 June 2014 in Melbourne. See transcript of Minister Pyne's speech.

Download the latest B/HERT Newsletter: There is a Future: Smart Manufacturing. We hope that you find the real life stories of Australian manufacturing companies who are making their mark in a global marketplace, challenging, interesting, and educational but most of all, inspiring.

Download Notes on Round Table on Engagement, Innovation and the Digital Age, co-hosted by B/HERT and Cisco Systems Australia Pty Ltd at the National Convention Centre, Canberra on Tuesday, 25 February 2014.

Download booklet: Collaboration: The 21st Century Mechanism for Success. B/HERT launched its latest publication at the B/HERT Awards Dinner on 7 Nov 2013. The publication examines 10 case studies from previous B/HERT Award winners. The material defines very clearly the art of collaboration and the benefits that can be achieved by the business/industry and tertiary education sectors.

Download Presentation by Dr Sharon Winocur to 3rd Annual Asia-Europe Education Workshop, Chiang Mai September 2013 (pdf). More information about ASEF and the 3rd Annual Asia-Europe Education Workshop.

B/HERT Board develops new Strategic Plan for 2013-2015


2014 Awards Information
and Guidelines



2013 B/HERT Award Winners

2013 Best Research and Development Award Winners
Winners of the Best Research & Development Award and the B/HERT Award for Outstanding Excellence in Collaboration
(l to r): from Monash University - Dr Felix Meiser, Adam Tilley and Dr Laurence Orlando; Geoff McDonald (GSK Australia), A/Professor David Morton (Monash), Philip Leslie (GSK), Prof Bill Charman (Monash), Jonathan Parks and Dr Stephanie Parker (GSK), A/Professor Karen Hapgood (Monash), David Herd (GSK)


B/HERT in conjunction with B/HERT members, Edith Cowan University, Cisco and Dimension Data is hosting the Cyber Security Round Table on November 6. The RT will be preceded by a dinner on November 5.

The STEM Round Table for the Digital Economy was held in the Digital Aquarium, Swinburne University of Technology with support from Cisco on 8 October 2014. See: Agenda, Dr Alan Finkel AO's presentation, Dr Pamela Gay's presentation, Dr Brian Fitzgerald's presentation, Chief Scientist Professor Ian Chubb AC's speech, photo gallery.

Dr Brian K Fitzgerald, CEO Business Higher Education Forum (via Telepresence); Martin Stewart-Weeks, Public Purse Pty Ltd, at the lectern


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