Swinburne commended for its commitment to shaping Melbourne’s future

Friday 8 February 2019

Committee for Melbourne’s Director of Policy and Research, Sander van Amelsvoort, presents a silver membership trophy to Swinburne’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Linda Kristjanson AO.

Committee for Melbourne’s Director of Policy and Research, Sander van Amelsvoort, presents a silver membership trophy to Swinburne’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Linda Kristjanson AO.

In summary

  • The Committee for Melbourne has presented Swinburne with a silver membership trophy
  • The award recognises Swinburne’s commitment to shaping Melbourne’s future and taking ideas to outcomes
  • Swinburne has been recognised for its role in preparing Melbourne for the fourth industrial revolution

The Committee for Melbourne has presented Swinburne with a silver membership trophy in recognition of its commitment to shaping the city’s future and taking ideas to outcomes.

 “We want to congratulate Swinburne on its 13 years of membership and its sustained commitment to the Committee for Melbourne,” says the Committee’s Director of Policy and Research, Sander van Amelsvoort.

“We recognise in particular Swinburne’s passion for Melbourne and its contribution to the Melbourne 4.0 report.”

The Melbourne 4.0 Taskforce was formed to prepare the city for the challenges and opportunities presented by the fourth industrial revolution, which is the current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies. 

Swinburne’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Linda Kristjanson AO, was a member of the Steering Committee for the Melbourne 4.0 Taskforce.

“It is an honour to receive this award from the Committee for Melbourne. Swinburne is strongly committed to helping shape Melbourne’s future and ensuring it maintains its outstanding global reputation,” says Professor Kristjanson.

“Swinburne is proud to be one of the only universities with a holistic 4.0 strategy, and pleased to share our insights to create social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation”.  

About Committee for Melbourne

The Committee for Melbourne is an apolitical, not-for-profit, member-based organisation comprised of more than 150 organisations from Melbourne’s business, academic and community sectors. 

The Committee was founded in the 1980s with the goal of cementing Melbourne as a city of international significance and is the first of its kind worldwide.