The Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney have announced a four-year partnership to showcase UNSW as a resources education leader.
The partnership will combine almost 200 years of experience to encourage domestic and international students to study courses related to the resources sector.
AusIMM chief executive Stephen Durkin said he was “delighted” to announce this partnership, which was part of the organisation’s work to ensure it was well-positioned for a strong future.
“This four-year partnership with UNSW will see us working closely together on promoting UNSW to an audience of resource professionals, while aligning our brands to showcase academic excellence in the sector,” Durkin said.
“AusIMM is working hard to align with the strongest brands and like-minded organisations who share our goals to promote and uphold industry standards and best practice.”
The UNSW dean of engineering Mark Hoffman said the agreement reiterated the importance of partnerships to achieve success.
“Having an industry alliance like this enables UNSW to innovate and educate in partnership with one of Australia’s leading industries,” Hoffman said.
“We are very appreciative that this partnership opportunity exists. This relationship will stand by all of us for many years to come.”
AusIMM and UNSW signed the partnership agreement in front of leaders and representatives from both organisations at UNSW’s Kensington campus last week.