PhD graduates recognised at Footscray celebration

Twenty-four Victoria University PhD graduates had their hard work acknowledged at a graduation ceremony in Maribyrnong City Council’s Town Hall in Footscray last month.

VU Chancellor George Pappas (in gold-stripes robes) and Maribyrnong Mayor Cr Nam Quach (to right of Chancellor) with recent VU doctoral graduates

The ceremony was held for the first time in Maribyrnong City Council’s Town Hall as part of the Footscray University Town partnership between the Council and Victoria University.

Doctoral graduates at the ceremony

In his welcome to graduates and their family and friends, Maribyrnong City Council Mayor Cr Nam Quach reinforced the importance of education in Footscray’s development as a creative, business and industry hub.

VU Chancellor George Pappas went on to say that the doctoral graduates had completed outstanding research which would help make industries and cities more liveable and sustainable.

Doctoral graduates at the ceremony

Wide-ranging topics researched by graduates included:

  • optimising retirement benefits
  • resource management in natural environments
  • what it was like to live in the 1960s
  • Pride and Prejudice given a contemporary Australian twist.

“As a University, we are particularly proud of our achievements and record in providing quality graduate research education,” Pappas said.

“Doctoral studies involve the most demanding, time-consuming and focussed effort imaginable.”

Doctorates are the highest levels of academic achievement and require an original contribution of knowledge.

Congratulations to all our doctoral graduates!

Footscray University Town events & activities

This was one of a range of Footscray Uni Town events & activities brought to you as part of the ongoing Footscray University Town partnership between VU and Maribyrnong City Council.

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