October 18, 2012: - JCU Singapore has received the Australian Chamber of Commerce’s (AustCham) Business Excellence Award for a “most outstanding performance”.
It was presented on Wednesday (October 17) at an AustCham luncheon attended by Australia’s Minister for Resources and Energy and Minister for Tourism Martin Ferguson at Singapore’s Four Seasons Hotel.
The AustCham Singapore’s Business Excellence Award is presented to an organisation, “which in the opinion of the judging panel, has demonstrated the most outstanding performance in its field”.
James Cook University’s Vice Chancellor and President Professor Sandra Harding said that the award affirmed JCU Singapore’s position as an institution of higher education in Singapore.
“Since we started our operations in Singapore in 2003, we have committed ourselves to deliver quality education and ensure that our business processes are consistent with the demands of the Singapore education sector,” she said.
“We are still a relatively new player in the Singapore education landscape and this award will certainly spur us to achieve more for our students.
“I want to thank the staff and students of JCU Singapore whose efforts earned this award,” Professor Harding said.
The University’s Deputy Vice Chancellor and Head of the JCU Singapore campuses, Dr Dale Anderson, said that he considered it vital for JCU Singapore to maintain a strong and wholesome presence in Singapore.
“In Singapore, as with most other Asian countries, education is regarded as one of the most important aspects of life,” Dr Anderson said, “and it is our responsibility as an institution to provide the best possible educational offering to students who have chosen to enrol with us.
“With this in mind, we will not hesitate to invest our efforts and resources to create a learning environment that will appeal to our target audience.
“We are delighted with this award from AustCham but our journey does not stop as we believe that we have to work even harder now to ensure that our standing as a quality education provider remains high” Dr Anderson said.
Issued: October 18, 2012