More than 250 staff from UOW’s entities have celebrated global collaborations at the inaugural UOWGE Global Collaborate Conference.

Last week, staff came together at a virtual event held over three afternoons to hear from more than 50 UOW presenters who shared their practice across research, teaching & learning and student mobility.

Chris Tuffnell from UOW Dubai said, “The UOWGE Global Collaborate Conference provided an essential platform to colleagues from Australia, Dubai, Hong Kong and Malaysia to showcase, acknowledge and celebrate collaborations between campuses, countries and across continents. The conference encourages optimism for the future about the great benefits and potential this network can provide. As we strive for constant improvement, the conference must now be seen as a catalyst to prompt further discussion, sharing of ideas and encouragement of innovative approaches to learning, teaching, assessment, and research that keep our global learners at the centre of our thought.”

The conference explored ideas to leverage our unique campus network to develop a sense of global citizenship amongst our students, share global research strengths and embed workplace experience in multi-cultural environments.

Conference convener and Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor Wilma Vialle said, “It was inspiring to learn of the great work our staff and students are doing across the UOW global network. The high level of engagement in the conference reflected the existing collaborations occurring in research, learning and teaching, and mobility and clearly, there is an appetite among our staff and students to build on such collaborations in the future. We look forward to the 2022 Global Collaborate Conference.”

In 2022 the conference will be held in a blended mode at one of UOW’s unique campus locations in Hong Kong, Malaysia or Dubai.