$200,000 HEPPP Grant for Indigenous Participation Research

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Newcastle Business School has received a $200,000 grant for research focusing on developing strategies to improve Indigenous participation and success in business.

Professor Morris Altman

A cross-faculty and cross-institutional research team, led by Head of the Newcastle Business School Professor Morris Altman and the Business School’s Dr Tamara Young, has received a $200,000 Australian Government Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP) grant for a research project focusing on developing strategies to improve Indigenous participation and success in business.

The project, Improving Indigenous participation, retention and success in Australian business-related higher education, is also part of the Australian Business Deans Council initiative on Aboriginal business education.

Particular attention will be paid to identifying barriers to participation and success in business education, and developing recommendations for increasing participation and success of Indigenous students from low socio-economic backgrounds. The project will build an evidence base to inform strategies and initiatives, which will be further informed by, and shared with, a Community of Practice established and fostered by the project. The Community of Practice will comprise a network of academic and professional staff in business-related higher education, university-based Indigenous institutes and centres, and Indigenous students, alumni and business communities.

The project team includes Faculty members Dr Sara Motta and Kate Ramzan-Levy, and colleagues from the Wollotuka Institute, the School of Humanities and Social Science, University of New England and Victoria University of Wellington.

Congratulations to all of those involved in the project.

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