CDU Signing Ceremony
MEGA agreement to create a Sydney presence for CDU
A signing of a partnership agreement is set to expand Charles Darwin University’s course offerings available to domestic and international students in the Sydney area.
CDU and Macquarie Education Group Australia (MEGA) have officially signed a partnership agreement in Sydney, on 8 July 2011, that will see MEGA deliver three CDU bachelor and postgraduate courses.
MEGA will deliver the Bachelor of Accounting, Bachelor of Commerce and a Master of Business Administration Evolve from MEGA’s Sydney Campuses as of semester one 2012.
CDU’s Project Manager and CDU Associate Professor in Business, Dr Darius Pfitzner said it was a huge shot in the arm for the institution to be partnering with such a respected and renowned education provider.
“The partnership is set to not only increase enrolments in these courses, but more importantly, increase the profile and reach of CDU interstate,” he said.
“MEGA will provide a number of services such as teaching and learning facilities and infrastructure, marketing, recruitment, student welfare, support and counselling services.”
Dr Pfitzner said MEGA’s Macquarie Grammar School Year 12 course; Macquarie Institute’s VET courses in Accounting, Business, and Marketing; and Macquarie English courses, would also act as feeder programmes for CDU undergraduate courses.
Dr Gauld, CEO of MEGA, acknowledged apologies from the Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore who was on leave and The Hon Michael Kirby who was in Geneva, but passed his “respects to the principals of Charles Darwin University. I admire their use of technology and outreach to disadvantaged students at home and overseas.”
Mr Andrew Horsley, the Sydney President of the GMAA (Graduate Management Association of Australasia) Inc welcomed students and graduates to network with current and future CEOs, etc.
Dr Gauld referred to Hu Angang’s latest book, China in 2020: A New Type of Superpower that asserts that China doesn’t export ideology; that’s the discourse set by the West. The future will hinge on which country can compete in technology, talent, and education.