Senior Deakin engineering delegation visits Bendigo
Professor Guy Littlefair, Head of Deakin’s School of Engineering, led a delegation of senior researchers to Bendigo recently as part of an initiative to support and strengthen the vibrant local manufacturing sector and expand related education and research programs in the region.
Professor Littlefair says the delegation met with local businesses, to learn how the university can further support a manufacturing sector that is already leading the world at many levels.
‘Deakin is a committed partner with industry in helping further develop local innovation and expertise. Our engineering teaching programs are embracing innovation and design as a model to foster well-rounded graduates and a strong and competitive manufacturing sector,’ Professor Littlefair says.
‘Manufacturing is the largest sector in the Bendigo economy by output and the local manufacturing agenda is sophisticated and something the region should celebrate. Deakin looks forward to extending our already deep partnership with Bendigo manufacturers in helping advance manufacturing in the region.’
Read more about the visit on the Bendigo Advertiser website.
Photograph courtesy of the Bendigo Advertiser, 2 June 2014.