Scientia Professor Veena Sahajwalla
Supporting Effective Industry Collaboration
At the University of New South Wales actively engaging with industry is not just an academic theory.
UNSW topped all Australian universities for ARC Linkage Projects for funding in 2015. The Linkage Projects scheme funds collaborative projects between university researchers and Partner Organisations. UNSW was successful in securing 32 linkage project grants totalling $10.3 million for industry-based collaborative research projects, with $22.1 million in cash or in-kind contributions from Partner Organisations.
Have a look at some of our Case Studies to see how UNSW Science partnerships have helped turn good ideas into real world benefits.
Fostering Strategic Industry Relations
UNSW Science has appointed Scientia Professor Veena Sahajwalla - one of Australia’s best known engineers and scientists - as the Faculty’s Associate Dean, Strategic Industry Relations.
"At UNSW, engaging with industry isn’t an academic theory, it is something we do – and we are always looking for new ways to do more,” says Faculty of Science Dean, Professor Merlin Crossley.
Professor Sahajwalla is using her own considerable experience working with industry to build mutually beneficial partnerships, to promote commercially-viable research and innovation and to engage students with real world issues and challenges.