UNSW Sydney and KPMG Australia have formally launched their long-term collaborative and strategic partnership, focused on the delivery of their closely aligned strategic priorities.
The partnership, formally launched on 8 December, has been formed to advance the creation of diverse and dynamic environments that both attract and inspire highly talented people and enable their success in an innovative and entrepreneurial culture.
A number of initiatives are already underway, including student recognition of inspirational teachers, applying the great minds of students and staff to address the grand challenges of our time and ensuring there is greater inclusion for those who seek a career in professional services.
For example, the Horizon Program enables staff at UNSW and KPMG to accelerate the development of their core professional skills through workplace secondments, formal learning in general management and an assessment of their leadership behaviours.
“The newly formed partnership embodies UNSW’s priority to increase its engagement with the best in business to enhance the skills of its staff, accelerate the adoption and impact of research and to provide enhanced opportunities for its students in the workplace,” said Professor Brian Boyle, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Enterprise, UNSW Sydney.
Morgan McCullough, KPMG Lead Partner for UNSW Sydney, said: “KPMG is thrilled to partner with UNSW Sydney, creating a unique relationship between academia and professional services. We have already gained so much by working collaboratively, rather than in isolation of each other. This is a long-term commitment and so we’ll continue to discover new ways in which we can inspire confidence and empower change for our students, staff and communities.”