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Collaboration of ATN universities – making great things happen

The Australian Technology Network of Universities (ATN Universities) members have recently demonstrated the tangible benefits of collaborating on pivotal societal matters and impactful research areas.  

As issues surrounding sustainability, economic growth, health and technology become more complex, it is more crucial than ever before that cross-sector partnerships between tertiary institutions and industry are developed, in order to find solutions to real-world problems. Our member universities continue to be leaders in this space.  

Among recent notable announcements was RMIT University receiving $5 million funding to research and address the needs of those suffering from long-term COVID-19 effects. RMIT is collaborating with partners from the University of Leeds in the UK, Northern Health Hospital, the Victorian Virtual Emergency Department and Launceston General Hospital. 

Our two NSW member institutions, The University of Newcastle and the University of Technology Sydney, in association with the Hunter Medical Research Institute, are leading a NSW Pharmacy Trial. The trial will allow eligible people with skin conditions to be treated by a trained pharmacist for impetigo, mild to moderate eczema and mild plaque psoriasis. 

Researchers from both the University of South Australia and Curtin University have been working together in a world-first study of facial recognition. The study found that good facial recognition is typically linked to people with larger supportive networks, as opposed to a more social personality. The study also collaborated with US colleagues from Wellesley College and Harvard Medical School. 

Deakin University and the Geelong Football Club have extended their partnership for another two years. The partnership will allow Deakin’s School of Exercise and Nutrition Science and Geelong’s High-Performance teams, to share training facilities and enhance student engagement opportunities. 

These are just a few examples of how our universities are working together, and setting the standard for cross-sector collaboration, employability and innovation in tertiary education.  

Media Contact (not for publication) 

Frank Coletta (Director of Public Affairs) m 0468 987 295 e  frank.coletta@atn.edu.au