Austrade recognises University of Adelaide export achievement

Wednesday, 23 November 2005

Austrade has recognised the University of Adelaide for reaching the finals of the 2005 Australian Export Awards with a workplace presentation on Wednesday 23 November.

Professor James McWha, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Adelaide, received a certificate recognising the achievement from Austrade's State Manager for South Australia, Chris Rees.

The award was presented on the steps of Elder Hall, the University of Adelaide.

The University of Adelaide has now qualified as a finalist in the Australian Education International Education Award category for the Australian Export Awards, presented by Austrade and the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI).

The University was presented with the Premier's Award for excellence and high achievement at the Business SA Export Awards ceremony in September.

"The University of Adelaide is a great Australian export success providing an important boost to our community and economy," Mr Rees said.

"It is one of Australia's oldest and most respected universities and has achieved rapid growth from its focus on international students, staff and visitors from more than 80 countries."

The University of Adelaide is among 75 businesses from across Australia nominated as finalists for the national awards in 12 categories. Trade Minister Mark Vaile will announce the national winners at a gala event at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre on Thursday 1 December.


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