TU Dublin School of Management, People and Organisations Expands Global Reach with Australian University Visits

Published: 19 Feb, 2024

In a strategic move to enhance international collaborations and partnerships, both Dr. Roisin Donnelly, Head of the School of Management, People and Organisations (MPO), and Dr. Siobhan Killion, Head of Discipline (Management) at the School of MPO, recently visited top-ranking universities in Australia.

During her visit to Perth, Western Australia, Dr. Donnelly engaged with academic counterparts and explored opportunities for collaboration at Curtin University Business School, Edith Cowan University (ECU) School of Business and Law, and the University of Western Australia’s (UWA) School of Management and Organisations.

Strategic Meetings with Academic Leaders:

Dr. Donnelly engaged in strategic meetings with key academic leaders. These included discussions with fellow Heads of School at UWA and Curtin University, the Executive Dean at ECU, and MBA Directors and teaching staff. These dialogues focused on exploring the potential for student exchanges, fostering partnerships, and initiating collaborative research activities.

Immersive Exploration of Academic Spaces:

Dr. Donnelly's visit provided a unique opportunity to gain first-hand insights into the academic landscape of these leading universities. She directly interacted with staff members, delving into the nuances of their undergraduate, postgraduate, and Executive Education programs. The comprehensive facilities tour encompassed a variety of spaces, including case study rooms, trading floors, business analytics areas, an MBA quarter, PG student learning commons, digital hubs, moot courts, finance and supply chain smart labs, social media labs, learning studios for staff material recordings, and lecture theatres.

Prospects for Future Collaborations:

Dr. Donnelly expressed enthusiasm about the prospect of deepening ties with these Australian institutions. The visit served as a platform to discuss shared academic interests, research opportunities, and the possibility of facilitating student exchanges. These interactions laid the groundwork for future collaborations that are poised to enrich the academic experiences of students and faculty alike.

Insightful Visit to the University of Technology in Sydney:

Simultaneously with Dr. Donnelly's visit, Dr. Siobhan Killion, Head of Management Discipline within the School of MPO, embarked on a highly productive visit to the University of Technology in Sydney (UTS) which opened future avenues for impactful collaborations. Her meeting with Dr. Bronwen Dalton, Head of the Department of Management at UTS Business School

The meeting between Dr. Killion and Dr. Dalton revealed shared challenges faced by institutions globally, including student engagement, the integration of AI, and navigating the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.  In a significant development, Dr. Dalton's commitment to establishing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for student exchanges between TU Dublin and the UTS at undergraduate and postgraduate levels promises to enrich the educational experiences of students on both sides of the collaboration.

These parallel visits by Dr. Donnelly and Dr. Killion highlight the commitment of the TU Dublin School of Management, People, and Organisations in increasing its international collaborations and global partnerships.