Higher Education: Investing in our knowledge economy

Higher Education: Investing in our knowledge economy

VIC
May 28

For registration information please contact Mikaela Figgis on 03 9652 8402.

Recent policy announcements, ministerial reshuffles and the rejection of the base funding review have placed higher education back on the front pages. Despite playing an increasing role in our national economic prospects, signals from government on key policy priorities for the sector are uncertain.

 

Speakers

 

 Public event
 28/05/2013
 Park Hyatt, 1 Parliament Square, Melbourne, VIC

 Education/Skills
 Lunch (11.00am to 2.00pm)

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Event overview

The higher education sector is of critical importance not only to Australia's knowledge and skills base, but also to national productivity and international competitiveness. The sector is Australia's largest service export, with total value having doubled every five years from 1990 - 2010 and contributing more to the national economy than tourism.

There is concern however, that investment in the sector is likely to fall short in the coming years, leaving it vulnerable to overseas competition and an inability to fully maximise the opportunities presented by a booming Asia. Developing a reform agenda geared towards increased investment in our universities, growing export potential and commitment to a research and development community in Australia are critical steps to building a thriving knowledge economy.

Facilitated by Crawford School Economics Professor, Glenn Withers AO, this CEDA event will look at:

  • Reform priorities for the sector and investment needs;
  • Opportunities to grow a globally engaged higher education sector;
  • How to build a robust research and development capability in Australia, commercialisation and opportunities for deeper collaboration; and
  • The broader impact of universities on society and the skills pipeline.

Meet the panel

Professor Peter Dawkins
Vice-Chancellor, Victoria University

Professor John Dewar
Vice-Chancellor, La Trobe University

Professor Linda Kristjanson
Vice-Chancellor, Swinburne University of Technology

Tony Peacock
Chief Executive, Cooperative Research Centres Association

Professor Peter Rathjen
Vice-Chancellor, University of Tasmania

Professor Adam Shoemaker
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education), Monash University

Meet the facilitator

Professor Glenn Withers AO
Professor of Economics - Crawford School of Public Policy, the Australian National University

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