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University of Ballarat

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The University of Ballarat is one of Australia's newest and most progressive universities, with a history of providing tertiary education and training reaching back more than 130 years. It is pre-eminently a regional institution, with two major campuses in Ballarat and one each in Horsham, Stawell and Ararat, and with more than 18,000 students enrolled. It also has a national and international focus and is actively building extensive partnerships and strategic alliances.

With an expanding, highly productive, research capability, the University has established strong links with business, industry and the community. Last year, the University's dedication to further develop research that is relevant to its region was rewarded with a significant increase in research funding, gaining 11 ARC industry-linked SPIRT grants, the highest ratio of grants to staff of any university in Australia.

Each of the nine schools in the Higher Education Division of the University specialises in research with a particular focus upon economic and social benefit to the region.

The School of Business has a distinguished history of scholarship, relevant programs and work with industry. The School has a strong involvement in action learning, and in 2000 it hosted the 5th World Congress on Action Learning and Research. Its strong masters and doctoral programs are also evidence of a growing international research reputation.

A major strand in the School’s research is concerned with business, employment and competitiveness in regional and rural Australia. The School intends to make a significant contribution in this important area as it serves its region and undertakes research of international significance. A central component of this research field is the study of regional tourism.

The University of Ballarat is one of the few tertiary institutions in Australia that has offered tourism programs since 1989. Its particular strength in tourism research is in its strong links with regional tourism bodies and local government, and in projects which have a clear focus on providing benefit for the Western region of Victoria.

 

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[ Australian Science at Work Entry ]

Wine and regional tourism: strengthening complementarity to facilitate regional development
Chief Researcher: Barton R (MBus)
Supervisors: Lowe Prof J, Clark Dr I D
Sponsors: Victorian Wineries Tourism Council; City of Greater Bendigo; Ballarat Tourism; Northern Grampians Shire Council; Pyrenees Shire Council
Duration: -2003
Descriptors: COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE; DEVELOPMENT--VIABILITY;--ECONOMIC SIGNIFICANCE; TOURISM PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
Research Fields Classification: 350501 Tourism Policy and Planning
350502 Tourism Resource Appraisal
350507 Tourism Management


Accommodation survey
Chief Researchers: Langhorne M, Hayes J, Flood M
Supervisors: Clark Dr I D
Sponsors: Grampians Marketing
Duration: -2001
Descriptor: ACCOMMODATION INDUSTRY--SUPPLY AND DEMAND
Research Fields Classification: 350601 Hospitality Management
350502 Tourism Resource Appraisal


The development of Koori businesses within the tourism industry
Chief Researchers: Lowe Prof J, Miller Dr P
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: DEVELOPMENT--COMMUNITY INITIATIVES;--INDIGENOUS; TOURISM INFRASTRUCTURE
Research Fields Classification: 350505 Tourism Economics
350507 Tourism Management


Aboriginal cultural heritage and tourism
Chief Researchers: Miller Dr P; Clark Dr I D
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: DEVELOPMENT--COMMUNITY INITIATIVES;--INDIGENOUS; TOURISM INFRASTRUCTURE
Research Fields Classification: 370402 Social and Cultural Geography
350502 Migration


Regionalism in tourism
Chief Researcher: Clark Dr I D
Current Status: Ongoing
Descriptors: DEVELOPMENT--PLANNING; TOURISM INFRASTRUCTURE
Research Fields Classification: 350501 Tourism Policy and Planning
350507 Tourism Management

 


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