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.

NEWS

B/HERT, Engineers Australia and the Australian Energy Research Institute, UNSW held a meeting with the Hon Ian Macfarlane MP on 2 December 2014.  See agenda and meeting notes here.

Congratulations to Ken Boal, Vice-President Cisco Australia and New Zealand, on his election as B/HERT President 2014-2016.

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.


Recent Publications available to download:

Notes on Round Table on Engagement, Innovation and the Digital Age

Collaboration: The 21st Century Mechanism for Success

B/HERT News: There is a Future: Smart Manufacturing

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

AWARDS

2014 B/HERT
Award Winners

B/HERT Awards Winners for Best Research & Development and Award for Outstanding Excellence in Collaboration
Winners of Award for Best Research & Development and Award for Outstanding Excellence in Collaboration
L-R: David Halliwell (Water Research Australia), Prof Peter Høj (Vice-Chancellor UQ), Bill Capati (City of Gold Coast) , Thomas Kuen (Melbourne Water), Prof Zhiguo Yuan (AWMC), Terry Anderson (South East Water)

B/HERT Award Winners for Higher Education and Training Collaboration
Winners of Award for Higher Education and Training Collaboration

B/HERT Awards Winners for Community Engagement Collaboration
Winners of Award for Community Engagement Collaboration

B/HERT Awards Winners for Excellence in Accounting Teaching Collaboration
Winners of Award for Excellence in Accounting Teaching Collaborationn

B/HERT Awards Winners for Best Entrepreneurial Educator of the Year
Winners of Award for Best Entrepreneurial Educator
of the Year

B/HERT Awards Winners for Outstanding Philanthropic Support of Higher Education
Winners of Award for Outstanding Philanthropic Support of Higher Education

B/HERT Ashley Goldsworthy Award Winners for Sustained Collaboration between Business and Tertiary Education
Winners of Ashley Goldsworthy Award for Sustained Collaboration between Business and Tertiary Education

EVENTS

B/HERT in conjunction with B/HERT members, Edith Cowan University, Cisco and Dimension Data held the Cyber Security Round Table on November 6. The RT was preceded by a dinner on November 5.   See report here (pdf).

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.  See the report of the STEM Round Table here.


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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