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.
The annual B/HERT Awards Dinner will be held on Tuesday 17th November 2015 in Melbourne at the Crown Towers, Palladium C. Our online portal for award submissions is open from June 1st to September 7th, 2015. Learn more about the awards and past winners here. Submit an application here.
On June 18th, B/HERT in conjunction with IBM, Cisco and Deakin University held a round table to discuss Geelong's transformation to a Smart City. Read more about it here.
On March 27th 2015 B/HERT co-hosted a round table on ePortfolios with Deakin University, Macquarie University and University of Southern Queensland to further an Australian Government Office for Learning (OLT) funded project. Read more about ePortfolios and the agenda here.
New members elected to the B/HERT board in March 2015. Read their bios 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:
B/HERT Board develops new Strategic Plan for 2013-2015
Our online portal for submissions for the 2015 B/HERT Awards Dinner is now open, with the possibility of winning $10,000 towards the most outstanding example of a collaborative project between business/ industry and the higher education sector. Award categories include Best Research and Development Collaboration, Best Higher Education and Training Collaboration, Best Community Engagement Collaboration, Excellence in Accounting Teaching Collaboration, the Ashley Goldsworthy Award for Sustained Collaboration between Business and Tertiary Education, Best Entrepreneurial Educator of the Year and Award for Outstanding Philanthropic Support of Higher Education. Nominate or alert your colleagues before the 7th September cut-off date.
On June 18, Deakin Waterfront Campus, partnered with IBM, Cisco and B/HERT held a round table discussing Geelong's transformation to a Smart City. Expert speakers and a Smart Campus simulation model demonstrated how digital technology and the Internet of Everything enable campus operations to deliver better services. For more information, read here.
The ePortfolio Round Table, held on March 27, 2015, was co-hosted by Deakin University, Macquarie University and University of Southern Queensland, and sought to better understand how ePortfolios can be useful when recruiting, selecting or employing graduates. The Round Table supported an OLT (Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching) funded project currently being implemented in Business Education. Read the agenda here.
In partnership with Cisco, Curtin University and Woodside, B/HERT presented the Big Data Application Round Table on Tuesday February 17, 2015 at the Council Chambers, Curtin University. See the Agenda for the Round Table. See the ABC News article "Science and business coming together in the Mid West".
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.
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