Monday, July 18, 2011

ARI Visit to University of New South Wales

Day Seven

After several successful research trips in Canberra, the two ARI researchers spent the next three days in Sydney. The first research visit was to the University of New South Wales (UNSW). UNSW is certainly in a class of its own. As far as accounting and finance program is concerned, the university prides itself as being the biggest and the best in Australia. The Accounting and Finance School is located within the structure of the Australian School of Business. As aresearch university, UNSW consistently scores highly in a range of national and international rankings. UNSW ranked 46th worldwide on the 2010 QS World University Rankings, and one of five Australian institutions to make the top 50. UNSW is a founding member of The Group of Eight (Go8) - a coalition of leading Australian universities, intensive in research and comprehensive in general and professional. UNSW scored highly in the 2010 Good Universities Guide, being awarded the maximum five-star rating for seven key performance indicators: including research grants, research intensivity, student-staff ratio, staff qualifications, cultural diversity, graduate starting salary and positive graduate outcomes At ANU, Prof Dr Normah and Dr Roszana met up with two prominent researchers - Prof Gary Monroe and Associate Professor Dr Peter Roebuck. . Whilst Prof Monroe specializes in Accounting and Auditing, Dr Roebuck is in the area of Accounting Information System. The duo recommended us several other names that could participate in ARI's international research in Financial Criminology. In essence, several researchers at UNSW are working on developing system to identify fraud risk indicators.

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