Southern Cross University recognised for high achievement in learning and teaching

Published 8 December 2006

Southern Cross University has received $500,000 from the Federal Government in recognition of its high level of achievement in learning and teaching.

The funding, announced yesterday by the Minister for Education, Science and Training Julie Bishop, is part of the Learning and Teaching Fund for 2007.

A total of 30 universities received funding, with the largest allocations going to established metropolitan institutions such as the University of Melbourne and the University of Queensland.

Southern Cross University was among nine universities to receive $500,000.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Clark said he was delighted to receive the funding.

“This is an excellent achievement and recognition of the enormous amount of work the people in this institution do to enhance teaching and learning for students,” Professor Clark said.

“This really is recognition that we are performing well in a highly competitive context.”

In announcing the awards the Minister Julie Bishop said the universities should be proud of their achievements in learning and teaching.

“Although the fund has rewarded the top achievers, we must recognise that the whole sector is responsible for Australia’s outstanding reputation for quality,” Ms Bishop said.

Photo: Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Clark.

Media contact: Brigid Veale Southern Cross University communications manager, 02 66593006 or 0439 680 748.