The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) reaffirmed its long partnership with the Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) by signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU). The recent signing was a demonstration of the two organisation’s commitment to Toowoomba and surrounding areas.

Chancellor John Dornbusch and Vice-Chancellor Professor Janet Verbyla were joined by TRC Mayor Councillor Paul Antonio and CEO Brian Pidgeon for the official signing of the MOU. Dornbusch stated that the MOU will facilitate support and cooperation for the betterment of the community.

“It provides a framework out of which might emerge a range of activities and initiatives that will form future shared endeavours,” said Dornbusch.

“This might include research and consulting, support for students through scholarships, internships and employment opportunities, cooperation on land and asset management and the development of strategies to build and attract new business to the region.”

USQ remains committed to its role as a responsible corporate citizen and a business partner of choice.

“These collaborations, which are based on a clear understanding of shared goals and mutual benefit, are incredibly important to USQ and the communities in which it operates, ” said Dornbusch.

Mayor Antonio said he was delighted to be formally renewing Coucil’s partnership to USQ.

“The University is such an important component of our social and economic landscape and this MOU formalises our strong relationship and shared will to work together for the good of the region,” said Antonio.

“Quality education has always been linked to the Toowoomba Region’s reputation and the bold ambition of USQ is something our community should be very proud of.”

The MOU provides a strong relationship between USQ and TRC, which will help in the betterment of future business endeavours within the Toowoomba area.

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