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Defence and UON partnership creates opportunities for students

Simulation training and education will be the focus of a cooperative relationship between the Australian Defence College (ADC) and the University of Newcastle (UON) with students set to benefit from planned projects. The ADC and UON have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will provide opportunities for students to work on virtual simulation projects.
Students will undertake a wide range of projects including research on the efficacy of simulation in training and the development and testing of prototype simulation training solutions.
Commandant of the Australian Command and Staff College, Brigadier Peter Gates, said the MOU was an excellent example of practical collaboration that benefited students, Defence and the University of Newcastle.
“Defence is turning to simulation more and more as capabilities improve and the range of applications that can use simulation to enhance training increase,” Brigadier Gates said.
“We lie on the cusp of the next generation of simulation, with computer science and engineering and the arts, both physical and virtual, combining to deliver a variety of applications that Defence can use. Developing workforce skills that can be used across the defence sector benefits not only the individuals concerned but can have a lasting positive impact on defence capability.”