Monash academics will have access to millions of research
dollars following the establishment of the Monash Tourism Research Unit based at
the Berwick campus.
Through the unit, Monash will share in nearly $27 million
of research funds from the Cooperative Research Centre in Sustainable Tourism (CRCST)
– a government-backed body that supports innovations to promote Australia’s
competitive edge in the tourism industry.
Professor Max King, deputy dean of the Faculty of Business
and Economics and director of the Monash Research Graduate School, officially
launched the unit last week.
Unit director Professor Betty Weiler said the Monash–CRCST
link would allow Monash researchers to work directly with industry partners.
“These partnerships improve our overall ability to
deliver relevant research and teaching at all levels.
“We anticipate scholarship support for PhD students,
which will enhance our ability to attract high-quality research students and
staff in the tourism area.”