Dean of the Australian School of Business (ASB), Professor Alec Cameron took time out during a recent visit to Hong Kong to connect with an enthusiastic group of ASB and Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) alumni and thank them for their continuing support of the school.
Professor Cameron told the group that the school was committed to attracting the best students from across the world and despite the challenging conditions being faced by all universities, UNSW, and in particular, ASB, were investing in world-class education and research strategies to ensure the best and brightest continued to put UNSW at the top of their shopping list.
Organised by the team at AGSM’s Hong Kong MBA office, the alumni group was joined by senior Hong Kong business figures at the Conrad Hotel breakfast event to hear from Professor Cameron.
The Dean stressed that “UNSW has a very special relationship with Hong Kong; I am keen to protect, preserve and cherish that relationship by investing in it. It is important for us to communicate the good news about our current outstanding performance in the market so that UNSW remains the top choice/destination for the best HK students who are looking for international education or education in Australia”.
He said: “Our international education strategy involves nurturing and preparing UNSW graduates to be ready and able to work in international and global contexts. In terms of curriculum and content we have to be international, current and contemporary. In terms of students’ international exposure, we are offering more exchange and travel opportunities for students during our various programs to expand their horizons”.
Professor Cameron also expanded on plans for UNSW’s new Centre for International Finance and Regulation. He said the recent financial crisis in the US and Europehad motivated the establishment of the research centre which will look at the international finance environment and its volatility and how the markets and risks can be appropriately managed with international regulations. “We are in a strong position to play a leadership role as Australia survives the financial crisis with its good system, good process and good regulations in place.”
Following his brief presentation, several of the group took Professor Cameron up on his offer for them to provide comments and ideas for opportunities and challenges that UNSW is facing in the market.