26 September 2023

Lecturer Miriam awarded for support

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A lecturer at the University of Queensland (UQ) has received a major international teaching award for work helping thousands of students succeed on the global stage.

Miriam Moeller said she was “humbled and delighted” to receive the award from Universitas 21, a network of 28 world-leading, research-intensive universities, during its annual Global Forum held at UQ.

Dr Moeller’s teaching and research in global human resources and international business management helps students prepare to live and work internationally — both those coming into Australia and those heading overseas after graduation.

About one million Australians live and work abroad and Dr Moeller (pictured) said her courses aimed to prepare graduates for the challenges, as well as the rewards.

“Students often hear that the world is their oyster, and they should grasp international job opportunities,” Dr Moeller said.

“The reality is graduates need to be equipped to understand and manage the complexities of relocating internationally to pursue their career ambitions.”

Vice-Chancellor at UQ, Deborah Terry said Dr Moeller’s work benefited thousands of students and was an inspiring example of how teaching could have a global impact.

“As a global top 50 university, it’s critical that we equip our students with the confidence and skills to work anywhere, both in Australia and around the world,” Professor Terry said.

Dr Moeller has taught more than 2,600 students in disciplines including International Business, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Engineering, Tourism, Psychology and Finance in almost 10 years at UQ.

“When I envision UQ graduates, I see voyagers carrying a ‘suitcase’ filled with a collection of knowledge and skills to help make the most of their degree and pursue a world of opportunities,” Dr Moeller said.

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