The MOU outlines a five year plan which identifies opportunities and collaboration between the Mildura Council and La Trobe University.

Among the broad areas for Cooperation:

  • Development of teaching and research priorities in Mildura
  • Maximising research outcomes for the benefit of La Trobe and the community
  • Supporting regional economic and jobs growth by promoting Work Integrated Learning opportunities for students in the region.
  • Maximising collaboration

Professor Dewar said that La Trobe University and the Mildura Rural City Council had enjoyed a strong relationship over the years and that both were committed to ensuring that local students had every opportunity to access higher education in the region.

‘As Mildura’s university, La Trobe is delighted to be strengthening and further enhancing our partnership with the Mildura Rural City Council.

‘This MOU affirms our commitment to working with the City to identify and develop opportunities around infrastructure, teaching and research,’ Professor Dewar said.

Mr José said the agreement would further support Mildura’s development as a vibrant regional centre.

“Agreements like this ensure a strong future for higher education in our region,” he said. “We are very fortunate to have a world class university campus in our city offering internationally-recognised education opportunities.”

The signing will take place on Thursday July 28th at 3.30pm at the Mildura Rural City Council Offices on Madden Avenue Mildura.