Universities Australia meeting with Minister Kim Carr
Universities Australia today met with the Minister for Innovation, Industry,
Science and Research and Minister for Higher Education Kim Carr, to discuss
issues of concern to universities as they seek to secure an innovative,
productive and competitive future for all Australians.
Speaking after the meeting, Universities Australia Chair, Professor Sandra
Harding said the meeting was constructive.
"The Minister is fully aware of the range of challenges facing the sector and
the critical role that research, innovation and higher education will play in
diversifying the economy and building the jobs and knowledge-based industries of
the future", Professor Harding said.
"Universities Australia appreciates the Minister's willingness to consult
with the sector.
"We look forward to continuing to discuss with the Government the public
investment and policy framework needed to underpin an internationally
competitive higher education system", said Professor Harding.