Bond University has followed its top rating among Australia’s higher education community this year by being named one of Queensland’s top 10 private enterprises.
Bond was lauded as the highest-placed ‘New Entrant’ and fifth overall in the annual Queensland 400 list, which celebrates the contributions and achievements of the State’s leading home-grown privately-held institutions.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Robert Stable said the Q400 ranking capped a brilliant year for the Gold Coast-based university, which employs more than 1000 staff.
“We are thrilled to be recognised as a Queensland benchmark for success,’’ said Professor Stable.
“This year Bond University has celebrated its 20th anniversary, received the most five star ratings of any Australian university*, and has now been recognised among the leaders of Queensland’s privately-run sector.
“We’re unique among the Q400 list because we’re a university, and we’re unique among universities because we’re private and not-for-profit: our revenues are re-invested back into the university to continually improve the learning experience for our students and to fund relevant research.
“We encourage professionalism and ambition within the Bond community, and it’s very pleasing to be recognised in such strong company as other Q400 performers.’’
Bond University was named the Top New Entrant at Queensland Business Review’s Q400 gala ceremony at Brisbane’s Sofitel on Friday. The list is an annual benchmark compiled from survey results undertaken by business adviser BDO Kendalls.
The inaugural Q400 list was announced in 2002, and has since become a premier business event celebrating the achievements of Queensland business.
*Bond University received five star ratings in nine categories as published by the 2010 Good Universities Guide.