Global Engagement News & Activities

Universities' "Keep it Clever": new campaign launched 2 Apr 2014
A “Keep it Clever” public awareness campaign unveiled by Universities Australia today will turbo charge a national conversation about the role of university education and research in creating the economy of the future.
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Stirring and shaking Australia's tertiary sector – and the economy 26 Feb 2014
Address to the National Press Club by Professor Sandra Harding Chair, Universities Australia and Vice Chancellor, James Cook University
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Strategic Review of the Student Visa Program (Knight Review) 26 Nov 2013
Universities Australia welcomed the release recently of the Government's response to the Strategic Review of the Student Visa Program 2011 (the Knight Review). Universities Australia considers the report's recommendations have sensibly mirrored the views of the sector as articulated in the universities' submission to the Review. The changes proposed to visa requirements for students enrolled at Australian universities will help to maintain an internationally competitive international educa ...
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Stirred not shaken: Higher Education Conference 2014 19 Nov 2013
With unprecedented and far-reaching changes occurring to higher education both nationally and internationally, Universities Australia's Higher Education Conference 2014 will bring together local and global leaders to examine the sector's rapidly emerging challenges, opportunities and directions.
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Pyne puts foot on international education accelerator 9 Oct 2013
In his first major speech on higher education since the election, Education Minister Christopher Pyne left today’s audience in little doubt about the Government’s intention to turbo-charge international education policy against a backdrop of declining enrolments and export revenue.
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Congratulations Education Minister Christopher Pyne  16 Sep 2013
Universities Australia congratulates the new Abbott Ministry, in particular Education Minister Christopher Pyne, Assistant Minister for Education, Sussan Ley, and Parliamentary Secretary for Education, Senator Scott Ryan.
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Universities congratulate Coalition Government 8 Sep 2013
Universities Australia congratulates the new Abbott Government and looks forward to working together on a future agenda for cementing higher education as a critical pillar supporting long-term national prosperity and well-being, as identified in the Coalition's, Real Solutions.
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Coalition's Budget Impact Statement 5 Sep 2013
The Coalition's Budget Impact document released today commits to increasing the investment in medical research, provides additional further funding for the New Colombo Plan, and reflects the Coalition's promise not to cut education funding.
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University collaboration with business for innovative Australia 3 Sep 2013
Today's Innovation statement announced by Labor stresses the critical role of innovation in driving national prosperity and of universities as central to the task of transforming the Australian economy.
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Universities call on parties to release higher education policies 2 Sep 2013
Universities Australia has called on the major parties to release their election policies on positioning universities for the critical task of transforming and diversifying the economy for future growth and prosperity.
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