As a Higher Degree by Research (HDR) student and emerging researcher you can offer fresh insights and innovations to a problem or opportunity that can help industry and advance your career.
Why engage with industry?
With close to 50% of HDR students gaining employment in organisations beyond academic, it is critical that your research degree prepares you to succeed in both academic and industry environments.
To do this you will need skills in research communication, collaboration, stakeholder management, project management and an understanding of industry contexts. These skills are highly sought-after by industry employers and will give you the ability to apply your expertise to industry problems. Many of these skills are also critical for future success in an academic career, both for teaching industry-relevant courses, and to develop collaborations that create impact for society, the environment, culturally and economically.
The Flinders University Doctoral Graduate Attributes also provide detailed descriptions of the skills you will develop by undertaking a PhD degree that you can offer to industry.