Media Releases

Universities Australia urges parliament to pass copyright legislation swiftly 24 Mar 2017
Universities Australia urges the Parliament to pass the copyright bill introduced today to streamline copyright for educational institutions without affecting the interests of copyright holders.
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Startup_press v2 web.pdf (pdf 1.4MB) 22 Mar 2017
Startup_press v2 web.pdf
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Universities welcome commitment to research funding certainty 22 Mar 2017
Universities Australia has praised the Turnbull Government for its restated commitment to secure long-term funding for basic and applied scientific research in Australia.
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To attract international students, don't erode public investment, quality 17 Mar 2017
Universities will play an indispensable role in Australia’s foreign policy objectives in coming decades, the sector’s peak body says in its submission to the Foreign Policy White Paper.
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Half of university 'drop-outs' in official figures actually return to study 15 Mar 2017
Almost half of all the university students in Australia who are counted as ‘drop-outs’ in official retention figures actually return to study within eight years, a new report has found.
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Ambassador Jeffrey Bleich, Keynote address  3 Mar 2017
I am deeply honored to join you this morning, and to address so many distinguished leaders of Australian Universities.
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Professor Barney Glover's Address to the National Press Club 1 Mar 2017
Just a short drive from here, in the spectacular bushland around our nation’s capital, stands a collided rock shelter known as Birrigai.
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Universities unveil indigenous participation targets 1 Mar 2017
Australia’s universities will unveil ambitious targets tonight to lift the university enrolment and completion rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
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Universities: the driving force in Australia's startup economy 1 Mar 2017
More than four in five startup founders in Australia are university graduates, a new report that quantifies the strong links between universities and the startup economy has confirmed.
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Don't trash evidence & expertise: we need them now more than ever 1 Mar 2017
Universities Australia Chair Professor Barney Glover will today urge Australians to defend the role of evidence and experts, arguing they are more important than ever in a ‘post-truth’ world.
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