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Friday, November 17th, 2017

UQ Business School MBA tops Australia yet again

The University of Queensland Business School’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program has ranked first in Australia and the Asia-Pacific and 16th in the world in the 2017 Economist MBA rankings.

UQ Business School MBA tops Australia yet again

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UQ Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Peter Høj said UQ’s full-time MBA program was in a class of its own, with The Economist recognising it as a clear league leader outside the United States and Europe for the sixth consecutive year.

“Our strong performance in this highly respected ranking is undoubtedly the result of the hard work and dedication of staff, students and alumni, and we look forward to further growing and shaping the program into the future,” he said.

Only three Australian universities were placed among the world’s top-50 MBA programs in the ranking, which considers student outcomes based on student feedback and post-MBA achievements including salaries for the three years after completing the program.

“The fact that we did so well is particularly impressive given the slide in the Australian dollar and the resources sector downturn.”

UQ Business School MBA Program Director Associate Professor Tim Kastelle said the MBA program was designed to help people achieve their ambitions.

“This ranking is an excellent reflection of the fact that it is successfully doing so.”

UQ’s MBA program has also earned a five-star Graduate Management Association of Australia rating for the 13thyear running.

About the UQ MBA

UQ Business School is also known for its strong links with the business world and its lecturers act as consultants to leading companies worldwide. This means that knowledge gained through research is tested in the high-pressure world of consultancy which ensures teaching is always fresh and relevant. The MBA integrates theory, real-life practice and personal reflection to develop principled, innovative leaders who solve complex problems and produce systemic change.

Degree: Master of Business Administration
Duration: 1 year
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Semester intake: February each year

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Monday, April 10th, 2017

Griffith University rises up QS World University Rankings

Griffith University features among the world’s elite institutions in 28 subject areas covered in the 2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject, which were unveiled last month.

Griffith was ranked in the top 100 institutions worldwide in 11 subject areas, including a world top 10 position in Hospitality and Leisure Management (which was also ranked number one in Australia).

Griffith University rises up QS World University Rankings

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Three other subject areas—Nursing and Midwifery, Development Studies and Performing Arts—gained top 50 positions on the global stage, making this Griffith’s best ever result in the seventh edition of the prestigious annual ranking system.

“This result is significant acknowledgement of Griffith’s status as one of Australia’s most comprehensive research and teaching universities,” Vice Chancellor, Professor Ian O’Connor said.

“The latest QS rankings reflect the rapid expansion and external recognition of our comprehensive research and teaching profile.

“The QS rankings measure reputation through a global academic and employer survey and also use quantitative indicators such as citation rates to rate the quality of our research.”

Leading institutions worldwide

Griffith now ranks in the leading institutions worldwide in 28 subject areas, rising from 18 in 2016 and 15 in 2015, placing it ninth in Australia for total number of subjects ranked.

In addition, Griffith University is now equal ninth with one other university for top 100 subjects, and equal ninth for top 50 subjects, also with one other university.

“With the Commonwealth Games set to bring a wave of new visitors to the Gold Coast in little more than a year, it is also quite fitting that Griffith be showcased at this time as the number one university in Australia in the subject area of hospitality and leisure management, and in the top 100 for sports-related subjects,” Professor O’Connor said.

QS evaluated more than 4,400 universities worldwide and ranked 1117 institutions in compiling the 2017 rankings.

More than 127 million citation attributions were analysed and the provision of more than 18,900 programs was verified.

Griffith Department of Tourism, Sport and Hotel Management

The Department of Tourism, Sport and Hotel Management is a multi-award winning provider of degrees in the fields of

  • event and sport management
  • property and real estate
  • tourism and hotel management

Crowned Australia’s best tourism educator at the 2010 National Tourism Awards, the department has also been inducted into the Queensland Tourism Hall of Fame, after winning the Tourism Education award for three consecutive years.

The department attracts the nation’s largest student cohort in hotel- and tourism-related degrees. Accreditation from the International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education (THE-ICE) and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) are further testimony to the quality of degrees on offer.

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Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Macquarie University opens new City Campus in Sydney

Macquarie University is expanding its city presence, with a new purpose-built teaching and meeting facility that opened January 2017 in the heart of Sydney’s CBD. The design of the campus strives to capture the university’s global business and innovation outlook.

This new consolidated campus offers a unique opportunity for the alignment, collaboration, and forging of a premium postgraduate experience for all of Macquarie’s city students, with an improved learning environment, networking opportunities, and innovative teaching space.

Macquarie University opens new City Campus in Sydney

Level 23 (Photo credit: Macquarie University)

The new purpose-built, state-of-the-art teaching facility, located in the heart of Sydney’s CBD at 123 Pitt Street, is a short stroll from Wynyard Station and seconds away from leading global financial institutions.

The Macquarie University City Campus will host a selection of world-class postgraduate programs and units taught by industry experts from the Macquarie Applied Finance Centre, Faculty of Business and Economics, and the Macquarie Graduate School of Management.

The programs available to international students:

  • Master of Accounting specialisation in CPA
  • Master of Banking and Finance
  • Master of Commerce with a specialisation in Finance
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Applied Finance

The City Campus will prove popular with students whose preference is to experience a bustling location in the city of Sydney, yet who still value an intimate and supportive learning environment.

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Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Macquarie Graduate School of Management ranked #1 in Australia for third consecutive year

This year’s ranking marks the third consecutive year that MGSM has taken out Australia’s top spot!

The Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM) has taken out the title of Australia’s best business school as well placing in the world’s top 50 business schools following the release of the 2017 Financial Times’ Global MBA Ranking.

Macquarie Graduate School of Management ranked #1 in Australia

This year’s ranking marks the third consecutive year that MGSM has taken out Australia’s top spot (Photo credit: FJ Gaylor)

Based on the results of the global MBA ranking, which is considered a global benchmark of business school excellence, MGSM placed 49th globally and first in Australia for the third consecutive year. Last year, the school had improved its global ranking to #56 worldwide. This year’s rankings reviewed business schools from around the world, measuring criteria submitted by both the school and alumni such as average salary after graduation, value for money, diversity of staff and the MBA’s international reach.

Professor Stephen Brammer, Executive Dean Faculty Business and Economics said, “It is an honour to once again be recognised by the Financial Times as Australia’s leading business school in addition to placing in the top 50 globally. MGSM has always put our students first and we work hard to deliver the very best experience possible at every touchpoint, every day. This ranking highlights the hard work and dedication that goes into making MGSM the best business school in Australia.”

This is the third consecutive year that Macquarie Graduate School of Management has retained the number one ranking in Australia and the first year that the school has reached the world’s top 50, moving up seven spots since the 2016 ranking, highlighting the school’s commitment to excellence.

Acting Dean of MGSM Professor Norma Harrison stated, “MGSM faculty and professional staff are passionate about their student and alumni groups, and the content and delivery of their MBA program. Particular attention is paid to student services, alumni and business connectivity on a regular basis. The best in teaching and learning methods are applied in the design and delivery of our courses. Our students are constantly benchmarking with other schools and ultimately they know where to go for the very best in graduate business courses.”

MGSM’s outstanding result reflects the school’s ongoing commitment to providing students with the very best opportunities, which sets them up to achieve at the highest levels in their career.

In 2016 MGSM saw a 15 percent increase in the number of students studying at the School with an equal representation of domestic and international students. MGSM also reached a milestone 100th enrolment within its jointly funded Women in MBAs program which sets out to overcome the gender imbalance in MBA programs.

Macquarie Graduate School of Management MBA

The Macquarie MBA program is designed to extend the knowledge, skills and experience of its students through the analysis of problems and challenges facing industries and organisations. Covering all key aspects of business management, the MGSM MBA curriculum is grounded in industry reality which, combined with a highly practical approach, bridges the gap between theory and “real world” application. management subject areas available, students can tailor their program to focus on a particular management field of interest.

Degree: Master of Business Administration
Location: North Ryde, Sydney
Semester intakes: January, April, June, September
Application deadline: While there is no official application deadline, candidates are encouraged to apply at least three months before program’s start date.

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Are you interested in learning more about the Macquarie Graduate School of Management? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Business Schools Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston at shannon@oztrekk.com for more information.

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Griffith Business School Student Leadership Program gives students the edge in tough job market

In a job market full of qualified applicants, it can be difficult to get your resume to stand out from the crowd. But a Griffith Business School program is helping to change all that.

The two-year Student Leadership Program aims to give its members the life and job skills to stand head and shoulders above the competition.

Georgia Newell knows firsthand just how beneficial the program has been to increasing her skill set as she progresses through her dual Bachelor of International Business/Bachelor of Government & International Relations degree.

Leadership program gives Griffith Business students the edge in tough job market

Griffith Student Leaders on the Borneo Project. (Photo credit: Griffith University)

“The Student Leadership Program has given me real-world professional experiences. I’ve been to networking events, and interacted with alumni of Griffith, so now I know how to interact with people in the workforce and also through seminars, develop my professional skills,” she explains.

“I know that if I go out into the world I will be able to do public speaking, I am already able to set up my personal brand, I know how to do my LinkedIn and so on. This program has really set me up to be able to take that next step into my career instead of finishing uni and being unsure of where I want to go next.”

The program gives students the opportunity to learn new skills through business-themed seminars, as well as offering overseas experiences, camps, and volunteering work.

Georgia recently travelled to Borneo as part of the GBS Leadership Program, an experience she said was a highlight of her whole university experience so far.

“It really just made me so aware how other cultures deal with things,” she says. “Professionally it has definitely changed my life because it’s made me more globally aware.”

She says being a part of the program has been life changing. “It’s honestly shaped my whole university life and even my future career. It’s made me so much happier at university and made me feel like I belong here.”

Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of International Business student Alvin Yap, who also travelled to Borneo, says he’s really expanded his horizons thanks to the program.

“During my time as a student leader, I’ve learned networking skills, attended GBS alumni breakfasts, met with former students who are now in the business world,” he says. And that’s important, he says, because “in today’s business world it’s often not just what you know but who you know.”

All students who participate in the leadership program contribute to various volunteer projects that, apart from adding a socially responsible element to their resumes, also serve to provide them with an emotionally rewarding experience.

Georgia says she thinks that participating in the program will definitely give her an edge in the job market when it comes time to graduate, and she couldn’t have imagined her university experience without it.

“This program has really let me build that bridge between university and professional life,” she says.

Griffith Business School

Griffith Business School’s new $38-million building on the Gold Coast campus is setting the standard for business education, research and industry collaboration in Australia. More than 4,500 Gold Coast-based business students have access to world-leading resources including an advanced financial trading centre, a dedicated Griffith MBA and postgraduate teaching suite, technology-rich seminar and public lecture spaces,  international conferencing and dialogue facilities and much more.

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Friday, December 23rd, 2016

Melbourne Business School enters top 10 world rankings

Melbourne Business School’s full-time MBA program has been ranked ninth in the 2016 Bloomberg Business Week International MBA ranking, up 14 places on the previous year.

Melbourne Business School enters top 10 world rankings

Professor Zeger Degraeve (Photo credit: University of Melbourne)

Professor Zeger Degraeve, Dean of Melbourne Business School, said the school is the only Australian institution to be included on the prestigious list.

“We’re delighted to be ranked by Bloomberg among the top ten international full-time MBA programs, with this result following improvements in the School’s performance in both The Financial Times and The Economist rankings earlier this year,” Professor Degraeve said.

The 2016 Bloomberg Business Week International MBA ranking measures the experiences of students from the school’s most recent graduating class, of alumni who graduated in 2008, 2009 and 2010, and of employers who hire the school’s graduates.

“Since 2012, we have transformed our school, adopting a one-year MBA program, enhancing our careers service to better support graduates, increasing the quality of our candidates, boosting our faculty and research and overhauling our internal processes,” Professor Degraeve said.

“For example the average GMAT score for our full-time MBA students has increased from 635 to 705; we’re placing students into careers at leading firms such as McKinsey, Uber, Microsoft, E&Y, Intel and Bain & Company; we have grown enrolments across all our programs and increased the size of our faculty by 28 per cent.

“Our students are at the heart of this approach. We want every Melbourne Business School student to have an excellent experience that helps them achieve career success—and our Bloomberg ranking is one measure that shows we are doing this.”

About Melbourne Business School

Melbourne Business School (MBS) is the University of Melbourne’s graduate school in business and economics. Founded in 1963, they are a leading provider of management education in the Asia Pacific region. The business school has graduate programs that meet the needs of business professionals at critical stages of their careers. The school’s portfolio ranges from programs for new graduates and early career professionals, to budding entrepreneurs and those taking the next step to lead organisations.

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Monday, December 5th, 2016

JCU Business students gaining valuable work-ready experience

Finding a job in a tight employment market can be difficult, but JCU Business students are getting a head start by completing work experience as part of their studies.

During her studies, mature-aged student Kerry Orro said she had a concentrated introduction to her goal of becoming an accountant with local firm Concord Tax Kirwan.

JCU Business students gaining valuable experience to be work-ready

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Ms Orro undertook one of her subjects in block mode at the business, where training was more concise and the practical skills were easier to acquire with intense application, as opposed to sporadic, once-a-week contact.

“I was able to work in a very hands-on role from the start, which gave me an honest reflection of the tasks and workload that I would encounter as an accountant in a smaller practice,” she said.

“As I started employment at Concord throughout the third year of my degree, there were so many relevant and direct correlations between my work and studies.

“At work, I was learning the ‘how’ and at JCU, I was learning the ‘why.’ This was very beneficial when it came to having real life examples with which to connect and helped with greater understanding.”

For the past three years, the refreshed Bachelor of Business degree has included a work integrated learning (WIL) program where students complete one of three capstone WIL subjects in the final year of their degree.

One of the capstone subjects on offer is a professional internship, which involves 100 hours of workplace experience.

Three years later, many students are finding work, either in their place of internship or through contacts they’ve made during their internship.

As of November 7, 121 students have participated in the WIL program in Townsville in 2016.

JCU Lecturer in the WIL Program Dr Alf Kuilboer said WIL was a crucial link between graduates and employment as it takes theory into practice, enhancing learning and employability prospects of students.

“It’s helping them prepare for the workplace,” he said. “As part of their assessment, students collect evidence to develop individual ePortfolios to demonstrate their skills and proficiency.

“It’s a tight employment market and you are going to have to have a competitive edge, or advantage over others looking for work. We are wanting students to achieve a certain standard, to be continually thinking about their potential future employer.”

More than 300 businesses across North Queensland and beyond are registered as either having already hosted students or have expressed interest in hosting students through the WIL program.

JCU Business School

James Cook University’s School of Business is located across two campuses in the tropical north of the state of Queensland. The school offers a broad, leading-edge range of business-related disciplines and degrees at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

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Find out more about studying at JCU Business School. Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Business Schools Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston at shannon@oztrekk.com.

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Newcastle Business School receives international recognition

OzTREKK is proud to represent the best of the best in Australian universities. Top medical schools, top dentistry schools, top law schools—the list goes on. Australian universities offer an abundance of exceptional learning experiences and uphold world-recognised standards. Once again, we’ve received news that another business school we represent has just been awarded accreditation.

The Newcastle Business School has received international acclaim for its programs through accreditation from USA-based Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Newcastle Business School receives international recognition

AACSB Accreditation

AACSB Accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education, and has been earned by fewer than five per cent of the world’s business programs. The accreditation places Newcastle Business School in the leading institutions internationally.

Professor Richard Dunford, Pro Vice Chancellor of the Faculty of Business and Law, said the accreditation is an exciting step in ensuring international recognition for the University of Newcastle’s programs.

“Accreditation reflects not just the quality of our business programs but also the determination and commitment of our academic and professional staff.

“We are proud to be joining the very select group of international universities that have achieved the accreditation,” Professor Dunford said.

The accreditation will provide exciting opportunities for the university, including advanced employment prospects for graduates, as well as new partnerships with other internationally acclaimed universities.

Professor Dunford said the advantages go well beyond giving students, staff and our regional communities assurance that University of Newcastle’s teaching and curricula meet high international standards.

“Accreditation opens doors. Most of the world’s top business schools restrict their relationships to those with AACSB accreditation. Even if they don’t know much about a particular business school or university, they know the quality required to achieve AACSB accreditation.”

AACSB is the premier, and longest-standing, international accrediting body for business programs and is the international benchmark for excellence in business education.

Robert D. Reid, Executive Vice President and Chief Accreditation Officer of AACSB, congratulated UON on its achievement.

“It takes a great deal of commitment and determination to earn AACSB accreditation and I commend the University of Newcastle for its dedication to management education, as well as its leadership in the community,” he said.

The accreditation will build on NBS’ success in the Federal Government’s 2015 Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) results, which concluded that the school was above world standard in management and marketing.

“AACSB accreditation coupled with our ERA results can give the people of the Hunter and Central Coast, our Sydney and Singapore students and our various international partners even greater confidence that the University of Newcastle delivers business programs and business research of a world-class standard,” Professor Dunford said.

About the Newcastle Business School

The Newcastle Business School has full-time multicultural academic staff who have wide-ranging professional teaching experience at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, as well as through supervision of higher research degree students. They also have strong research records and have compiled an impressive output of research books, textbooks, journal articles and professional publications.

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Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Griffith Tourism students head for the high seas

Griffith Business School students will take to the high seas next year aboard a luxury cruise liner for a 12-day South Pacific experience to study firsthand key aspects of the booming cruise industry.

“Cruise Industry Experience” is the latest innovative experiential course from Griffith’s Department of Tourism, Sport and Hotel Management (HSL) and is co-convened by Professor David Weaver and Associate Professor Laura Lawton.

According to Professor Weaver, the course will be among the first of its kind for an Australian university by delivering most of the lectures and seminars on board a cruise ship during a 12-day South Pacific cruise.

Griffith Tourism students head for the high seas

Griffith University students will get a firsthand look at the booming cruise industry through the innovative on-board Cruise Industry Experience course (Photo: Griffith University)

“This is really exciting because the students get to experience the cruise industry directly as a consumer, and at the same time they also get vital exposure to the production of the contemporary cruise experience,” said Professor Weaver.

He is expecting 24 students to sign up for the Cruise Industry Experience course, which will provide real-time exposure and insight into industry structure and trends, as well as supply chains, ship operations, revenue generation strategies, market segmentation, marketing, the passenger experience and risk management.

“The economic, environmental and sociocultural sustainability of the industry will also be assessed from diverse stakeholder perspectives,” said Professor Weaver.

Course open to all Griffith students

“For our HSL majors it’s an optional core course, but can be taken as an elective by other Griffith Business School and Griffith students.”

Students will have twin-share accommodation aboard Royal Caribbean’s MS Voyager of the Seas, which will depart Sydney on Jan. 31 for a 12-day cruise that will stop at Noumea and Lifou in New Caledonia, Lautoka and Suva in Fiji and Mystery Island in Vanuatu.

“We chose Royal Caribbean because it is the second-biggest cruise operator in the world and has a reputation for producing the most innovative and largest ships,” said Professor Weaver.

Lectures at sea

Morning and afternoon lectures will be held during the six days at sea, while students will be encouraged to undertake on-shore excursions at each port of call to examine first-hand the impact on local communities of cruise ship tourism.

“Some students will take the history route while some will take an island tour to explore what each island has to offer,” said Professor Weaver.

“This is real-time learning. We want the students to explore as many aspects of the industry as possible, including the effects on local communities as passengers are encouraged to stay in the cruise bubble as they go onshore.

“We’d like our students to examine for themselves how this is played out at the local level. In the evenings, we will catch up with the students for a one-hour seminar to discuss their findings.”

The course is open to all Griffith students as a free-choice elective course and to exchange and study abroad students as a Griffith Global Mobility short-term course.

Griffith Department of Tourism, Sport and Hotel Management

The Department of Tourism, Sport and Hotel Management is a multi-award winning provider of degrees in the fields of

  • event and sport management
  • property and real estate
  • tourism and hotel management

Crowned Australia’s best tourism educator at the 2010 National Tourism Awards, the department has also been inducted into the Queensland Tourism Hall of Fame, after winning the Tourism Education award for three consecutive years.

The department attracts the nation’s largest student cohort in hotel- and tourism-related degrees. Accreditation from the International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education (THE-ICE) and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) are further testimony to the quality of degrees on offer.

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Monday, June 20th, 2016

Bond University opens The Hub

Bond University has officially opened the doors to The Hub—its new 24-7 dedicated coworking space for entrepreneurs and startups—on level 3 of the Bond Business School.

The Hub, which is centrally located at the heart of campus, is a funky, open-plan office kitted out with high-speed WiFi, a 79 inch ultra HD screen, comfy soft furnishings, soft warm lighting, and of course—as any good startup space has—the ubiquitous ping pong table.

Bond University opens The Hub

The Hub will be Bond’s HQ for innovative students, academics, alumni and visiting entrepreneurs (Photo credit: Bond University)

Bond Architecture alumni, Rory Spence and Joel Hutchines of Studio Workshop Design Group, designed the stunning bespoke timber furniture for The Hub. The high benchtop tables are made of natural timber and can be morphed into more than 20 different configurations, ensuring maximum movability and flexibility of use.

The Director of the Bond Business Commercialisation Centre, Assistant Professor Baden U’Ren, said The Hub is the ideal meeting place, and learning space, to facilitate cross-faculty and interdisciplinary collaboration.

The Hub will be Bond’s HQ for innovative students, academics, alumni and visiting entrepreneurs and will provide the perfect working space for startups to form, storm, norm and perform.”

“A lot of effort has gone in to the design of The Hub to ensure it caters for the different outcomes required: there are engaged active spaces; more relaxed collaborative spaces; structured workplaces and a low-lit ‘hideaway’ space which serves as a place to decompress or simply chill out.

“We’ve visited, and drew inspiration from, some of the world’s most innovative and successful startup spaces – Stanford’s d.school, Rocketspace, the Cambridge Innovation Centre—they’ve all influenced the design of the space.

“Over the past few years, Bond has established itself as a major centre of innovation on the Gold Coast, and with the launch of The Hub, we now also have a best-in-breed co-working space.”

Bond University was recently named the Gold Coast’s regional ‘Hot DesQ Host’ as part of an $8 million Advance Queensland government initiative to encourage startups from across the country, and the globe, to relocate to Queensland.

The Hub will become ‘Hot DesQ HQ’ for those startups who choose to base themselves on the Gold Coast.

Dr U’ren said Bond was the perfect choice of ‘Hot DesQHost’ for the Gold Coast region.

“We are an international university with a strong focus on global commerce and have one of the most active commercialisation centres in the region, backed by our own accelerator program—the Bond Business Accelerator.

“Bond is a breeding ground for young entrepreneurs, not just through the Bond Business School’s Entrepreneurship subjects and our Accelerator program but also through our strong ties to the South-east Queensland startup community.

“Additionally, we are highly engaged in a number of regional entrepreneurial initiatives including Gold Coast Demo Day, Ideas Camp, the Silicon Valley Study Tour and the Mayor’s Telstra Technology Awards.

“Beyond The Hub, the university has incredible resources and facilities at startups’ disposal including the Macquarie Trading Centre, the Global Links Room for international networking, videoconferencing and collaboration, and a fully functioning film and television studio.

“These startups will have access to cutting-edge entrepreneurs from Bond and beyond, plus staff who can connect them to academics, researchers and students who are experts in their relative fields, be that health tech, e-commerce, tourism or law—to name just a few.

“Our students will also benefit from having a direct connection to cutting-edge business and thought leaders from all over the world, and the opportunity to gain insight, work experience and internships with these aspirational new businesses.”

The Hot DesQ program is modelled on successful international programs such as Startup Chile which has been running since 2010 and the French Tech Ticket launched just last year.

Applications for international and interstate startups to participate in the program are now open on www.HotDesQ.com.au.

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