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Message from the Vice Chancellor September 2017

During the past month, a Griffith University research team took out a prestigious 2017 Australian Museum Eureka Prize for Environmental Research for its work in trying to save the Great Barrier Reef.

The team, led by Associate Professor Andrew Brooks of the Griffith Centre for Coastal Management, has discovered what may be Australia’s best chance of doing something timely to help the reef, transforming how sediment sources are identified and targeted.

The team’s research findings have resulted in a significant shift in government policy and practice, helping to improve the targeting of $60 million in government funding for reef water quality. This is another great example of how the University works with industry and government to deliver remarkable research outcomes with a tangible impact.

It was also excellent news to hear that Griffith’s MBA has consolidated its place among the Top 5 MBA programs in Australia, retaining its number 4 ranking in the 2017 Financial Review BOSS Magazine MBA survey.

What is particularly pleasing about this outcome is that the ranking is largely based on the feedback of our recent alumni.

Their responses to the survey indicated they valued Griffith’s focus on developing the awareness and ability to consider corporate environmental, social and governance issues, scoring the program well above average in this field.

Professor Ian O’Connor AC

Vice Chancellor and President

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