The Australian National University and PwC Australia recently signed a historic agreement to foster greater collaboration between the two institutions.
Dean of ANU College of Asia & the Pacific Michael Wesley spoke about the contributions ANU experts can make by providing Australian business with specialised knowledge about the Asia-Pacific region.
“Business tend to be very risk-adverse and quite unknowledgeable about the region. ANU can provide that knowledge and provide greater levels of capability in dealing across cultures”, he said.
Mr Andrew Parker, a Partner at PwC Australia, reaffirmed the need for the corporate sector to be culturally literate in the Asia Pacific to succeed.
“It’s predicted four out of five of the biggest economies will be in Asia by 2030. Those economies are China, India, Japan, and Indonesia”, he said.
The joint agreement also provides opportunities for students to gain professional experience, including paid internships.