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Curtin emerges e-victorious

Media release

Curtin University has officially launched its ICT and Emerging Technology research portal as part of the Australasian Computer Science Week Conference at its Bentley campus on Tuesday 18 January.

The portal will showcase key research, news and events from the field to over 200 researchers, students, government, industry and community.

Curtin’s Director of Strategic Projects, Paul Nicholls, said the portal would evolve its online presence over the coming 12 months, with increasing engagement opportunities for both internal and external stakeholders.

“This is a great opportunity for Curtin to highlight its research capacity with national and international ICT researchers, the VC and some of our core industry partners,” Mr Nicholls said.

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Jeanette Hacket said information and communication technologies research was particularly important for Curtin as it underpinned the long-term advancement of the University’s other key research areas, namely health, sustainable development and minerals and energy.

“Curtin established ICT and emerging technologies as one of its four key areas of research and development, recognising the important role computer science, engineering and applied technology will play in the future competitiveness of this state and nation, and the strong research capacity that exists at Curtin,” Professor Hacket said.

“Creating opportunities to share ideas and build collaboration is integral to developing quality outcomes for community.”

Associate Director of Curtin’s eResearch Project Centre, Peter Hicks, said Curtin had achieved a number of milestones in the area of ICT and emerging technologies in 2010, and welcomed the upcoming opportunity during the Australasian Computer Science Week to demonstrate the University’s plans to further strengthen and expand upon its commitment to the field.

For more information visit the web page: www.curtin.edu.au/ictresearch  

Contacts:

Paul Nicholls
Director, Strategic Projects, Office of the DVC Research and Development
Email: p.nicholls@curtin.edu.au  

Andrea Barnard, Public Relations, Curtin University
Tel: 08 9266 4241, Mobile: 0401 103 755, Email: andrea.barnard@curtin.edu.au