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Curtin achieves 100th Higher Education Academy Fellowship

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Curtin University now has more than 100 Higher Education Academy (HEA) Fellows after 70 Curtin academics and researchers were named new recipients of the prestigious international award.

Now in its second year, the HEA fellowships are awarded through the UK-based Advance Higher Education to champion teaching and learning within the tertiary sector globally and improve learning outcomes by raising the status and quality of teaching in higher education.

Eight Curtin staff were awarded Senior Fellowships, 36 received Fellowships and 26 were awarded Associate Fellowships. Curtin’s milestone 100th HEA Fellowship recipient was Dr Charu Banga, from Curtin’s Dubai campus, who was recognised for her outstanding leadership in the fields of finance and economics.

Curtin University Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic Professor Jill Downie congratulated each of Curtin’s new HEA Fellows – who come from a range of campuses and faculties – for their commitment and contribution to student learning and teaching in higher education.

“Curtin University is a global university committed to excellence in learning and teaching, and I am delighted that more than 100 staff members have been awarded HEA Fellowships to increase the international mobility of our workforce and validate their achievements in supporting student learning,” Professor Downie said.

“With 20 Principal and Senior Fellows, the University is now well positioned to successfully mentor future applicants and grow the number of staff internationally recognised for their commitment to practices that encourage research and development.

“The introduction of the HEA Fellowship scheme demonstrates Curtin’s ongoing commitment to supporting teaching staff to seek global recognition of their practice, impact and leadership.”

The HEA Fellowships program has been adopted by higher education institutions internationally, with more than 115,000 Fellows across the globe.

For more on the HEA Fellowships, visit here.

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