22/11/2017 - 16:01

Chevron and UWA recognised for relationship

22/11/2017 - 16:01

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Chevron and the University of Western Australia have been recognised for their partnership by the Business Higher Education Round Table (BHERT), having been awarded the 2017 BHERT Outstanding Collaboration in Research and Development Award by the national body.

BHERT Awards celebrate UWA and Chevron's cross-sectoral collaboration. Photo: Attila Csaszar

Chevron and the University of Western Australia have been recognised for their partnership by the Business Higher Education Round Table (BHERT), having been awarded the 2017 BHERT Outstanding Collaboration in Research and Development Award by the national body.

In its 20th year, the BHERT Awards showcase and celebrate impacts and outcomes achieved through cross-sectoral collaborations.

BHERT chief executive Peter Binks said the two key criteria for the winning partnership were innovation and a strong relationship.

“The UWA and Chevron partnership is an outstanding partnership, delivering extraordinary value to one of Australia’s most important industries over many years,” he said.

“Our judges were unanimous in their recommendation of this collaboration.”

Chevron previously selected UWA as its first Australian partner under its University Partnership Program.

It has supported several appointments at UWA, including UWA professor Eric May made chair in gas process engineering at Chevron.

Chevron has also invested in a new $9.6 million hub called the Australian Centre for Liquefied Natural Gas Futures, led by Professor May.

UWA director of business development and innovation, Mark Stickells said that UWA and Chevron have collaborated for more than 15 years, fostering innovation and enriching student experiences.

“We are delighted that Chevron has chosen to use our world-renowned expertise across multi-disciplines at UWA to help deliver solutions to some of their biggest challenges,” Mr Stickells said.

“This is just one way we provide value to industry and I’m looking forward to developing this collaboration further and continuing this great work.”

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