In an Australian first, The University of Western Australia has joined forces with one of the world’s leading universities to provide local students with access to some of the best online courses in the world.
UWA Vice-Chancellor Professor Dawn Freshwater said she was delighted to announce the new collaboration with Harvard Business School’s digital learning initiative, HBX.
“Through this agreement, we will be able to offer our students new learning opportunities through Harvard Business School’s prestigious online learning platform, HBX,” Professor Freshwater said.
“This unique collaboration will allow us to provide exciting global learning opportunities for our students and better help prepare them for their future careers students."
"As the new UWA Vice-Chancellor I am committed to further improving our teaching quality and ensuring our students have an outstanding experience while studying at UWA. I am delighted that we can now provide our students with the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills with one of the world’s finest universities.”
The program asks students to step into the role of a business leader and engage with their peers to work through real world business challenges. It aims to provide students with a new perspective on the world and how businesses work.
“HBX is delighted to offer CORe to students at The University of Western Australia,” said Patrick Mullane, Executive Director of HBX. “CORe was designed to expand the reach of Harvard Business School and to provide individuals from around the world with the skills needed to excel in their careers. We look forward to welcoming UWA students on the HBX platform.”
The HBX collaboration follows UWA’s 2012 collaboration with another US university, Stanford, to offer open and online courses.
David Stacey (UWA Media and Public Relations Manager) (+61 8) 6488 3229 / (+61 4) 32 637 716