Higher education review with WA's Vice Chancellors

Higher education review with WA's Vice Chancellors

Jul 19
CEDA welcomes Minister for Education and Training, the Hon. Sue Ellery and Vice-Chancellors from Western Australian universities to discuss the future of higher education in a changing economy.


Professor Stephen Chapman, Vice-Chancellor and President, Edith Cowan University
Professor Trevor Davidson, Associate Vice-Chancellor, CQUniversity
Professor Dawn Freshwater, Vice-Chancellor, University of Western Australia
Professor Andrew Taggart, Acting Vice-Chancellor, Murdoch University

Event overview

Ms Ellery’s keynote presentation will focus on the new WA State Government’s priorities for higher education. The Minister will be joined by a panel of WA tertiary education leaders who will discuss key issues facing the state, including the importance of international education tourism, expanding student accommodation, the education required to support ‘the future of work’ and opportunities for WA business through the sector’s interaction and collaboration with industry.

Meet the keynote speaker

The Hon. Sue Ellery
WA Minister for Education and Training

Meet the panel

Professor Stephen Chapman
Vice-Chancellor and President, Edith Cowan University

Professor Trevor Davidson
Associate Vice-Chancellor, CQUniversity

Professor Dawn Freshwater
Vice-Chancellor, University of Western Australia

Professor Andrew Taggart
Acting Vice-Chancellor, Murdoch University

Professor Deborah Terry AO
Vice-Chancellor and President, Curtin University

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