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Southern Cross University research training rates first in the country


Brigid Veale
24 October 2006
Southern Cross University’s postgraduate research training has been rated number one in the country for overall student satisfaction, in a national survey administered by Graduate Careers Australia.

The 2005 survey, which measures the quality of key aspects of research masters, Doctor of Business Administration and Doctor of Philosophy degrees, was completed by postgraduate students in universities around the country.

In addition to being ranked first for overall satisfaction, Southern Cross University ranked first for intellectual climate and first for goals and expectations, second for skill development and thesis examination and 11th for infrastructure.

Professor Peter Baverstock, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research), said the results were outstanding.

“We are placing increasing emphasis on our research activities and are committed to providing the highest quality research training possible,” Professor Baverstock said.

“It is a wonderful achievement for this University to be put at the top of the list for overall student satisfaction.

“Our research funding is increasing substantially each year and we have established a reputation as leaders in areas such as plant genetics, natural and complementary medicine and environmental science.

“The quality of our supervisors means we are attracting students from throughout the country and overseas.”