10/04/2008 - 15:17

Chevron selects UWA for global partnership program

10/04/2008 - 15:17

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Global energy company, Chevron, has selected the University of Western Australia to join its three year $6.9 million global university partnership program.

Global energy company, Chevron, has selected the University of Western Australia to join its three year $6.9 million global university partnership program.

 

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Global energy company, Chevron, has selected the University of Western Australia to join its three-year $6.9 million partnership program which includes a $2.3 million commitment from Chevron and in-kind funding of $4.6 million from UWA to fund a Chair in Natural Gas Process Engineering, two postdoctoral appointments and two PhD scholarships.

The University joined the likes of Stanford University, the Texas A&M University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the United States, the Imperial College London and Bandung Institute of Technology in Indonesia when it signed an agreement today to become part of Chevron's University Partnership Program.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Alan Robson said the partnership cemented the University's place as a leading international university of excellence and a world class centre in training engineers and earth scientists.

"This partnership is a great achievement for our University," said Professor Robson.

"We are pleased for the opportunity to work with Chevron, a company of international standing and vast experience in the oil and gas industries.

"Our relationship with Chevron and its industry and academic partners will enable us to produce more job ready graduates and allow Chevron to draw on our substantial research and teaching expertise."

Chevron's Energy Technology Company President Mark Puckett welcomed The University of Western Australia into the Program.

"This program is designed to help develop new technologies and people required to meet the world's growing energy needs," Mr Puckett said.

"It enhances local and global gas research and education and complements Chevron's existing alliances with other leading universities and research institutions."

Chevron recently opened a Global Technology Centre in Perth to provide value-adding research, development and technical support for the company's Asia Pacific and worldwide operations.

 

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