Philanthropist funds University of Sydney project centre
John Grill, recently retired chief executive of international engineering and project services company WorleyParsons, has donated $20 million to the University of Sydney for a project management initiative: the John Grill Centre for Project Leadership.
University of Sydney launches short program management course
The University of Sydney is the first university in Australia to launch a short program management course: a 6-day course instead of the 3-4-year academic programs other universities currently offer.
The university recently undertook research examining the program and project management courses delivered at 85 universities across the world. Early research suggests that only four—Oxford University, Stanford University, The University of Sydney and University of New South Wales’ Australian Defence Force Academy—were teaching advanced concepts.