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Bankwest and Curtin University announce economic research partnership

Two of Western Australia’s most iconic institutions, Bankwest and Curtin University, have announced the formation of a major new economic research centre to help build a sustainable economic future for Western Australia.

The Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre will foster local development by building economic models that will significantly boost capability in WA for economic forecasting and the analysis of economic and policy scenarios. A key focus for the Centre will be the examination of population, workforce and housing issues facing Western Australia as well as tax, regulation, trade and industry developments.

Curtin student wins international PR challenge

A Curtin University public relations student has taken out a major prize at an international communications challenge. Jessica Rigali, a third-year student, was part of a team that took out the top prize at the 2012 Global Communication (GlobCom) Project held in Abu Dhabi last month. GlobCom is an annual event that sees students from Read More

Curtin program set to ignite bright ideas

Inventors and entrepreneurs are invited to register for a Curtin University program that helps build business cases around new innovations with a view to eventual commercialisation.   Curtin Growth Ignition is a five-day non-academic program comprising of workshops, one-on-one clinics with industry experts, small group mentoring sessions and networking opportunities with successful innovators. Now in its Read More

Conference to discuss energy economics in a post-Kyoto world

This month, more than 200 economists, academics and key industry figures from 30 countries will gather in Perth for the International Association for Energy Economics’ (IAEE) 35th Annual International Conference. Hosted by Curtin University’s Centre for Research in Energy and Minerals Economics, the theme for this year’s conference is Energy markets evolution under global carbon Read More

Summit to address Australia’s skills needs

 Social demographer Bernard Salt and the Honourable Peter Collier, Minister for Training and Workforce Development in Western Australia, will join delegates to discuss Australia’s skills needs at an upcoming summit. Presented by Curtin Business School, Skilling Australia: Challenges and Opportunities Towards 2020, will take place on 30 August. Curtin Business School’s Professor Julia Connell said Read More

Twitter provides insights into leadership styles during #qldfloods

Research conducted by Curtin University has compared the leadership styles of former Queensland Premier Anna Bligh and Prime Minister Julia Gillard during the 2011 Queensland floods. By analysing tweets from social media site Twitter, the report concluded Anna Bligh was perceived to have much stronger characteristics of transformational leadership than the Prime Minister. Lead researcher, Read More