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 News: 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 B/HERT
Award Winners

B/HERT Awards Winners 2014
L-R: Thomas Kuen (Melb Water), Dr Dean Moss (Uniquest), Bill Capati (City Gold Coast), Ken Boal (B/HERT President), Prof Peter Hoj VC UQ, Prof Zhiguo Yuan (AWMC), Dr Anne Jobling (UQ), Terry Anderson (South East Water), David Halliwell (WRA)


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.

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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