CQU to build Rural Centre of Excellence
CENTRAL Queensland University’s selection as one of four universities to host the new Rural Economies Centre of Excellence is reward for the institution’s constant focus on quality, the Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga said.
CQUniversity is part of a collaborative of four universities, along with the University of Southern Queensland, Central Queensland University, James Cook University and the University of Queensland, selected to jointly host the Palaszczuk Government’s $3 million hub.
Mrs Lauga said the collaboration would provide significant benefits to rural and regional Queensland.
"The centre brings together some of Queensland’s best economic analysts, rural business development specialists, policy developers and regional economic development practitioners,” she said.
"Opportunities for employment, investment, business activity and innovation will be the outcomes of this collaborative venture."
Mrs Lauga said the centre is expected to be operational early next year.