UniSuper supports AFR Higher Education Awards

30 Aug 2019

UniSuper proudly presented the annual Australian Financial Review Higher Education Awards, for the fifth year in a row, on 27 August in Brisbane.

The prestigious awards recognise the achievements of universities, higher education providers and individuals across a range of areas demonstrating excellence in the sector.

UniSuper also sponsored the Lifetime Achievement Award recognising an individual with more than 25 years’ experience in the sector.

The judges unanimously chose Rod Jones, co-founder and part-owner of education company Navitas, as the worthy recipient of the 2019 award.

Judges said Mr Jones demonstrated an unwavering commitment to education and had created a business model that showed private investment could work alongside publicly funded universities.

The other award winners on the night were:

Community Engagement
The University of Melbourne - The Well-Being Profiler

Facilities Innovation Award
Monash University - Gillies Hall

Industry Engagement Award
Deakin University - HSBC Blue Carbon Citizen Science Program
Southern Cross University - Farming Together

Education Technology Award
Murdoch University - Virtual Preparation for Future Teachers: Simlab

Emerging Leader Award
Bond University - Dr Christian Moro
Deakin University - Professor Emma Kowal

International Education Award
Deakin University - DIRI (The Deakin India Research Initiative)

Employability Award
The University of Sydney - Job Smart

Learning Experience Award
The University of Queensland - UQ Physiotherapy Standardised Patients Program

Equity & Opportunity Award
Macquarie University - LEAP UP