November 2011 News on Campus @ Bond University


Bond University is Australia’s highest rating university after earning the most five-star ratings of any university across an impressive 10 key performance indicators in the 2012 Good Universities Guide. Bond dominated the ‘Educational Experience’ categories, receiving the maximum five-star rating across the board; including in the important areas of teaching quality, student to staff ratio and overall graduate satisfaction.
An independent consumer guide, the Good Universities Guide is Australia’s only definitive guide to university performance, providing ratings, rankings, comment and information about all Australian higher education institutions.

It is the sixth consecutive year Bond has been awarded five-stars by the guide for student-staff ratio and overall graduate satisfaction. Bond University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Robert Stable said, “The consistency of our performance in these key areas is testament to the dedication of our world-class teaching staff and our commitment to providing our students with a personalised educational experience that is second-to-none.”

In summary, the 2012 Good Universities Guide rated Bond University five stars for:

· Student-Staff Ratio
· Staff Qualifications
· All Graduates: Teaching Quality
· All Graduates: Generic Skills
· All Graduates: Overall Satisfaction
· Domestic Graduates: Teaching Quality
· Domestic Graduates: Generic Skills
· Domestic Graduates: Overall Satisfaction
· Gender Balance
· Non-Government Earnings

The Institute of Sustainable Development & Architecture conducted two high profile guest lectures. International speakers included Tim Williams who has previously held the position of the Urban Designer for the City of Sydney’s City Projects team. At his guest lecture he spoke about the exciting ‘Grand Paris Experience’, which is a groundbreaking consultation instigated by French President Sarkozy. Tim was also a key presenter at the 4th International Urban Design Conference held on the Gold Coast, where the Institute was a major sponsor.

In addition another guest lecture was held on campus by David Marks MBE FRSA RIBA, Managing Director, Marks Barfield Architects, United Kingdom. David’s practice gained notoriety for the London Eye, which has become the most popular attraction in the UK and is recognised as a new symbol of London and the UK. In 2000, David was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s New Years Honours List.

The Institute positioned itself with two industry events last week by sponsoring both the 4th International Urban Design Conference and the 2011 Gold Coast Urban Design Awards, attended by both national and international industry delegates. During September, the Institute also saw Professor Rick Best touring India with Priya Kamineni. Both Rick and Priya visited over 16 educational facilities and industry contacts to promote the Institute. Professor Best noted strong interest in the Institute’s programs.

Bond University continues to strengthen and expand its global network announcing that it has signed new partnership agreements with three leading universities from across the world.

Each new partner, the Indian School of Business (ISB) in Hyderabad which is linked to some of the world’s top business schools, the University of Southern California Gould School of Law (USC) and China’s Fudan University School of Law, adds to Bond's existing presence in key international economies.

The partnerships see Bond’s Faculty of Business link with the ISB, while its Faculty of Law has partnered with the USC’s renowned Gould School of Law and China’s Fudan University School of Law, with each new partner providing opportunities for academic and student exchange, in addition to research collaboration.

The new partnerships are all with universities that are ranked in the top 100 global institutions in either the Times Higher Education Rankings or the US Financial Times Global MBA Rankings. According to Bond University’s General Manager Strategic Partnerships, Brett Walker, these partnerships are a positive reflection on Bond’s reputation for teaching and academic excellence. “These partnerships are with universities that are ranked among the top institutions in the world, reflecting on the strength of the Bond education brand,” Mr Walker said. “Each partnership provides access to an incredible network that will enhance the opportunities for our students and staff alike to collaborate and network within the world’s largest economy, the United States and two of its fastest growing – and vital Australian trading partners – China and India.”

25% to 50% of tuition fees of any undergraduate or graduate degree (excluding Bond University's Medical Program, Master of Psychology, Doctor of Physiotherapy)
10 x 25% scholarships annually
10 x 50% scholarships annually
Available for international students only, for undergraduate or postgraduate study.
Applicants must currently be or have previously been in the top 5% of their high school or university class.
Students will be selected for scholarships based on outstanding academic ability. In addition, demonstrated strong leadership skills and extensive involvement in extracurricular activities will also be considered.
Students whose first language is not English must refer to and meet Bond University’s standard. English entry requirements for undergraduate applicants.
English entry requirements for postgraduate applicants.

Selection Criteria
Successful applicants will be awarded these scholarships based on their ability to meet the eligibility criteria outlined

Application Submission
All international students who have made an application to study at Bond University (by the scholarship closing date for each semester) will be considered for an International Student Scholarship. It is recommended that when students complete a Bond University Application Form, they submit a personal statement (outlining why you should be awarded a Bond scholarship), references, resume and certified copies of other relevant documentation to assist in supporting your application.

As part of the selection process, all shortlisted applicants will be required to participate in a telephone interview.

Selections for each intake of scholarship students are assessed based on academic merit. Should your submission not be successful at the time of application, your details will be reassessed for future semester intakes up until the point of acceptance.

For May 2012 closes January 16, 2012 announced End of February
For September 2012 closes May 14, 2012 announced End of June

Please note: Only short-lised applicants will be contacted for an interview. If you are not contacted for an interview by the dates stated in the general information above, then you can assume you have been unsuccessful in your application. Students will not be notified of their unsuccessful application in writing.

Bond University is pleased to announce that Chief Investigators Associate Professor Sonya Marshall-Gradisnik, Dr Donald Staines and Professor Mieke van Driel of the Public Health and Neuroimmunology Unit (PHANU) were recently successful for funding from the Mason Foundation, which is Category One funding. The grant will fund new research into Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and continue to build the CFS research platform developed over the past 3 years. This grant ($831,037 - over four years) represents one of the largest Nationally Competitive Grants received by Bond. The research project is largest collaborative international CFS project to date, between Bond University, Queensland Health, Stanford University and Incline Village Medical Centre, Nevada.

This research proposal builds upon research funded by the Mason Foundation and the Queensland Government in 2010/2011. Advancing discoveries in diagnostic methods for detecting CFS and undertaking potential pharmacological interventions are the major aims of this project. The funding from the Mason Foundation builds upon funding already secured from the Mason Foundation, Queensland Smart Futures Fund Grant and the Alison Hunter Memorial Foundation.

This important research will create greater recognition and awareness of CFS, reducing the stigmatisation and disbelief encountered by individuals with this disease. The researchers at Bond University are recognised as a world leader for immunological research for CFS and as a leading contributor of information and shared knowledge within the medical research community. The Mason Foundation one of the most significant contributor to international research in CFS. This is a fantastic success for Bond, and demonstrates the credibility and momentum of the CFS research platform at Bond in the highly contested area of biomedical and clinical research.

On Friday, September 30, the Institute hosted Dean Paterson, Sports and Recreation Manager for Lend Lease in a special guest lecture titled ‘The Creation of Community in Lend Lease Communities’. After more than 20 years as a professional sports coach and administrator, Mr Patterson joined Lend Lease in 2005 in a newly created position of Sports and Recreation Manager based at Varsity Lakes. Mr Patterson now holds a national position working with community development and design teams on the majority of the organisation’s 26 projects, with models allowing the sustainability of programs and events once Lend Lease’s role in a project is complete. Over 25 Bond staff and students and regional industry representatives attended the event.

Institute of Sustainable Development & Architecture Hosts Malaysian University
The Institute hosted 15 students and two senior academics from the University Teknologi Malaysia on Monday, October 3. The university expressed that they wanted to provide their students, who were in their second year of the Bachelor of Civil Engineering, an international university experience. Their main areas of interest were in infrastructure management, building surveying and construction.

The visitors were on campus for over five hours, where they were involved in presentations provided by the Institute’s senior academics and a full campus tour provided by John Cover from the student association. The visit was a direct result of the international Pacific Rim Real Estate Society conference hosted by the Institute earlier this year, where representatives of the University Teknologi Malaysia were conference delegates.

Titans of Industry
Student-run Bond Investment Group held another successful Titans of Industry forum on Thursday, October 6. Over 100 guests, including corporate representatives, politicians and media, attended the luncheon and forum. The guest panel featured a range of Australia’s senior company leaders, economists and experts on risk-management and regulatory policy.


Over 30 industry representatives, school teachers and Bond staff celebrated the launch of our Event Management major on Tuesday, October 25, which is offered by the School of Hotel, Resort and Tourism Management.

Guests enjoyed canapés at the QT Hotel before Head of School Elizabeth Roberts shared about the School’s excitement in launching this new major.


Event management is a growing area and the major offered by Bond University provides students with a solid grounding about how to plan, market and host successful business events, while managing the risks associated with them. Students are able to complete the major within the Bachelor of Tourism Management. Lindsay Wallace, Executive Director Marketing from Gold Coast Tourism, expressed her support for the new major and the need for these skills, especially in light of the growing reputation the Gold Coast as a destination for hosting high profile events. She confirmed that graduates with knowledge and skills in this industry will be well regarded.

If you would like to know more about the Event Management major, please contact Rob Field

The overwhelming community response to Dr Bitsika’s Bond Talks session indicates a clear community need for information on this topic and highlighted the value in communicating Bond University’s research to the wider community. Dr Bitsika’s Bond Talks session included networking and refreshments afterwards which provided people with the opportunity to ask her personalised questions, engage with PhD students from the Centre for Autism Spectrum Disorders (CASD) and find out about opportunities to participate in CASD research.

Master of Sports Management
Bond University is committed to setting the benchmark for Sports Management in Australia by balancing the strong academic component of the program with strategic alliances within the sports industry. Bond University’s Master of Sport Management is taught by leading experts in sport, law, business and public relations. This integrated program provides students with the necessary knowledge and skills to successfully work with sporting teams, clubs, players and events. The program has been designed to achieve an excellent integrated knowledge base using an evidence based, case study approach.

Internship & Career Development Opportunities
Students enrolled in a Master of Sports Management are eligible to undertake the elective subject Professional Experience Sport Management (SPMT13-700). This industry experience subject is for academic credit and involves students gaining on-the-job practical experience within an organisation relevant to their studies
The Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine has established connections with several national sporting teams including Queensland Rugby Union and the St. George Reds, the Gold Coast Titans and the Gold Coast’s BMD Northcliffe Surf Club. These partnerships provide our students with a unique and invaluable opportunity to gain first-class industry experience in a high performance environment.
Our students have conducted their industry experience with the following organisations within Australia:
· Australian Football League Queensland (AFL)
· Association of Surfing Professionals International (ASP)
· Australian Sports Commission
· Australian University Games
· Beach Volleyball Gold Coast
· Gold Coast Blaze
· Gold Coast Titans
· Gold Coast United Football Club
· Queensland Rugby Union and the St. George Reds

Professional Outcomes

Graduates will be well positioned to seek employment in a range of potential settings including event management, player management, recreational and leisure clubs, sport marketing firms, amateur sport organisations, professional sport teams and leagues, and sporting goods organisations.
Duration - 1 Year full-time. Starting semesters September, January, May. (3 semesters)

Bond University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) is one of the top MBA programs in Australia according to the 2011 Financial Review BOSS MBA rankings. The Bond MBA, offered through the Bond Business School, ranks eighth on the list of 19 featured MBA programs.

Bond University Dean of the Faculty of Business, Professor Mark Hirst says the University’s small class sizes and personalised approach attributed to this success. “Much of the student feedback centred on our class sizes, our internationally diverse student groups, first-class academics and excellent teaching,” said Professor Hirst. “Of course, our fantastic location and facilities has a lot to do with the result as well.”

“We are very proud of the results which reflect our ongoing mission to make the Bond MBA a globally recognised qualification.” The 2011 Financial Review BOSS MBA survey ranks Australia’s top MBA programs based on a survey of alumni plus data from a questionnaire sent to participating business schools.

The rankings also placed Bond University’s program second in the ‘most satisfied with school' category, a true testament to the student experience, according to Bond University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Robert Stable. “The results of these rankings demonstrate the value of a Bond MBA,” said Professor Stable. “With leading academics in both leadership and management and a course structure conducive to creating corporate leaders, the most satisfied with school ranking speaks for itself.”

About the 2011 Financial Review BOSS MBA rankings:
Financial Review BOSS conducts its rankings of Australian MBA programs every two years. Research for the 2011 rankings was conducted by Financial Review Business Intelligence, based on data collected from April to August 2011. Results are based on two components. An alumni survey, worth 55 per cent, is based on satisfaction, improvement and value for money. A school score accounts for the remaining 45 per cent. In keeping with other international rankings, criteria includes accreditations, entry requirements and faculty qualifications, with an emphasis on academic degrees, current business experience of faculty, and research.

More than 1600 alumni who completed their MBA degrees in 2008, 2009 and 2010 completed the survey. Just over half of all respondents were in their 30s when they finished their MBA. Twenty-one schools participated in the survey; 19 made it into the rankings.


Dr Kenworthy teaches in the areas of negotiation and organisational behaviour. Her teaching philosophy is grounded in the belief that people learn through doing – that concrete experience coupled with active reflection is one of the best approaches to learning. Her overall goal is to stimulate passion and excitement in her students about every subject she teaches as well as to encourage interest and enthusiasm for life-long curiosity, application and learning.

With over 18 years as a service-learning practitioner, author and consultant, Professor Kenworthy has developed an international reputation as an expert in the domain of service-learning in management education. She has won numerous teaching and research awards at the university, national and international levels and is the Founding Director of the Bond University Centre for Applied Research in Learning, Engagement, Andragogy and Pedagogy (LEAP).

“Bond University gave me an internationally recognised qualification in an industry not commonly associated with study. The quality of the lecturers, small class sizes and focus on business and management skills greatly assisted me in my role at Marriott Resort and Spa in Surfers Paradise, where I was working throughout my studies. “I am now the General Manager of Jamie Oliver’s first Australian Jamie’s Italian restaurant in Sydney. I know my time at Bond was vital in teaching me the skills and knowledge which helped me secure this amazing opportunity.” Karen Westfield - General Manager – Jamie’s Italian, Sydney


Professor Tom Cochrane, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Technology, Information and Learning Support at QUT, shared his insights into the future role of technology in universities

Paul Hawken - Environmentalist, Entrepreneur and Author presented "The Necessary Transformation: Business, Industry, Government and Community in a Rapidly Changing World"

Businesses hold the future of the planet in their hands. Fundamental notions about commerce and governance and their roles in shaping our future are transforming. Foresighted companies, governments and communities are stepping up to the challenges inherent in the transformation to a sustainable future. Proactive, whole system and whole life cycle design approaches are essential if we are to meet these challenges. To move forward in a way that is both sustainable and profitable, what will business look like? What will it take to get there, and what is the role of all sectors of society in facilitating the great transition?

Paul Hawken is an environmentalist, entrepreneur, and author. His work includes starting ecological businesses, writing about the impact of commerce on living systems, and consulting with heads of state and CEOs on economic development, industrial ecology, and environmental policy. He authors articles, peer-reviewed papers, and has written seven books including four national bestsellers The Next Economy, Growing a Business and The Ecology of Commerce and Blessed Unrest.

The Ecology of Commerce was voted in 1998 as the No.1 college text on business and the environment by professors in 67 business schools. Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution co-authored with Amory Lovins, has been read and referred to by several heads of state including President Bill Clinton who called it one of the five most important books in the world today. His books have been published in over 50 countries in 27 languages.

Growing a Business became the basis of a 17-part PBS series, which Mr. Hawken hosted and produced. The program, which explored the challenges and pitfalls of starting and operating socially responsive companies, was shown on television in 115 countries and watched by over 100 million people.

Paul has founded several companies including some of the first natural food companies in the U.S. that relied solely on sustainable agricultural methods. He presently heads OneSun, LLC, an energy company focused on ultra low-cost solar based on green chemistry and biomimicry; and Highwater Global, a social impact fund that employs the highest standards of corporate social, ethical and environmental behaviour.

Also presenting on the night are Kate Crowley and Ken Walker who are soon to launch their new book, Environmental Policy Failure – An Australian Story; published by Tilde University Press. Kate and Ken will both give fascinating insights into home-grown sustainability issues and associated policy direction – past, present and future.

Associate Professor Marcus Foth - Founder and Director of the Urban Informatics Research Lab - Principal Research Fellow with the Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation, Queensland University of Technology presented URBAN INFORMATICS: DIGITAL METAMORPHOSIS FROM SOCIAL BUTTERFLY TO ENGAGED CITIZEN

Web 2.0 tools, including blogs, wikis, and photo sharing and social networking sites, have made possible a more participatory Internet experience. Much of this technology is available for mobile phones, where it can be integrated with such device-specific features as sensors and GPS. This presentation will examine how this increasingly open, collaborative, and personalizable technology is shaping not just our social interactions but new kinds of civic engagement with cities, communities and spaces. It includes analyses and examples from around the world that explore how the power of social technologies can be harnessed for social engagement in urban areas.ollaborative, and personalizable technology is shaping not just our social interactions but new kinds of civic engagement with cities, communities, and spaces. It includes analyses and examples from around the world that explore how the power of social technologies can be harnessed for social engagement in urban areas.

Matthew Wright "Powering Australia for a Clean, Safe Future"
Beyond Zero Emissions in accordance with Professor George Earl, Director of the Institute of Sustainable Development & Architecture warmly invite you to hear from Matthew Wright. Matthew Wright is the lead author of the award-winning Zero Carbon Australia Plan, and 2010's Young Environmentalist of the Year. As Founder and Executive Director of not-for-profit organisation Beyond Zero Emissions, Matthew heads the fastest growing climate change research and development group in Australia.

The Zero Carbon Australia Stationary Energy Plan:
Attendees heard how Australia can make the switch to 100% renewable energy in 10 years. Beyond Zero Emissions is an independent, volunteer-based research group.

Their award-winning Zero Carbon Australia Stationary Energy plan:-
*Recommends baseload concentrated solar thermal, wind power, and an upgraded transmission network
*Uses only existing commercially available technologies that are already in service around the globe
*Is jobs rich, providing around 150,000 direct jobs in construction, manufacturing and ongoing operation and maintenance is fully costed
*Was developed in partnership with the University of Melbourne Energy Institute Blueprint for a future free from climate-changing fossil fuels