Why partnerships are important
Partnerships provide the capacity to achieve what may not otherwise be achieved. A partnership is created by individual parties believing they can better achieve their goals by working together.
Working together in partnership, organisations can deliver better health outcomes for the communities they operate in. Partnerships provide the partners with unique resources and benefits.
Benefits to partner organisations:
- access to research staff, consultants and graduate students
- opportunities for education, training and career development
- research can be used to inform professional practice
- theory, practice and research can be linked
- opportunities for innovative strategic projects
- access to alternative funding programs
- enhanced capacity.
Benefits to the University:
- applied research opportunities
- additional funding schemes
- commercial facilities and practices
- professional knowledge input into the teaching programs
- industry/clinical placements for students
- graduate employment opportunities.