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Double delight as CDU collects export and industry awards

By Patrick Nelson

Gaurav Malhotra, March Procianos and Dr Rajeev Sharma at the awards ceremony Gaurav Malhotra, March Procianos and Dr Rajeev Sharma at the awards ceremony

It was double delight for Charles Darwin University at the Northern Territory Chief Minister’s Export and Industry Award in Darwin recently.

CDU collected the Austrade Education and Training Award for outstanding innovation and international success in the field of education and training services, expertise and curriculum including vocational training.

And Master of Business Administration student March Procianos won the International Business Student Award.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Barney Glover said that winning the export award was due recognition for the university’s investment into developing its international strategy.

“We are very proud that in 2013 we recorded a growth of 300 per cent in international student enrolments compared to 2006, a statistic that is in stark contrast to the national trend of load contraction since 2009,” Professor Glover said.

“With 1100 International students from more than 50 countries, we celebrate one of the most diverse on-campus international student populations in the country.

“We use technological innovations to deliver a unique educational experience that has resulted in numerous national and international forms of recognition. Consequently we are now ranked among the top 2 per cent of young universities in the world.

“I congratulate all members of the university community who have contributed to our profile and reputation as an exporter of high-quality education.

“I also congratulate Mr Procianos on winning the International Business Student Award and wish him the best as he progresses in his chosen field.”

The awards ceremony was conducted by the International Business Council of the Chamber of Commerce NT at the Darwin Convention Centre.