The Australian National University and Ernst & Young Canberra have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly contribute to advisory services in response to consulting requests.


Professor Michael Cardew-Hall, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Innovation and Advancement) at ANU said that the agreement recognises the potential of strengthened and strategic collaborative activity. He said the agreement is a non-exclusive arrangement, giving ANU room to partner strategically with a range of groups where appropriate and mutually beneficial.


“Both parties bring world class brands, expertise, networks and experience to the collaboration. The University will benefit from the strong reputation of Ernst & Young in consulting, and they in turn will benefit by accessing Australia’s highly ranked researchers in a broad range of expertise.”


Ernst & Young Canberra Managing Partner, Lucille Halloran said the MOU was the beginning “of a relationship that supports mutual innovation and service delivery”.


 “Combining our depth and breadth of knowledge from across academia and professional services will allow Ernst & Young and the ANU to better address the complex problems faced by clients in today’s competitive business environment,” she said.


It is envisaged that the relationship will extend to other forms of collaboration and engagement, such as exchange programs.