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:
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)
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