ACU’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Craven to participate as CEDA panellist
Australian Catholic University’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Greg Craven will participate in a high level discussion convened by the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) to discuss reform, research and renewal of the higher education sector.
Professor Craven and seven other university Vice-Chancellors and higher education panellists will address key issues surrounding the sector – including policy priorities and federal investment, international regional competition for prospective students, and implications of the digital age on delivery.
At around $15 billion each year, international education is Australia’s largest export earner after resources. A resilient, responsive higher education sector can generate significant productivity pay-offs and is thought to be central to the next wave of structural reform.
In an environment of considerable policy uncertainty, increased competition in the sector from international institutions and online courses, combined with the changing work needs of organisations, the discussion will take a timely look at influences transforming models of higher education.
The Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) panel will convene on Wednesday 23 October 2013, 11.30am to 2.00pm, Swissotel Sydney, 68 Market Street, Sydney, NSW.
CEDA panellists include:
Professor Greg Craven, Vice-Chancellor, Australian Catholic University (ACU); Professor Bruce Chapman, Director of Policy Impact, Crawford School, Australian National University; Professor Fred Hilmer AO, Chair of the Group of Eight, Vice-Chancellor, UNSW; Professor Caroline McMillen, Vice-Chancellor and President, University of Newcastle; Professor Ross Milbourne, Vice-Chancellor and President, University of Technology Sydney; Dr Michael Spence, Vice-Chancellor, University of Sydney; Professor David Wilkinson, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Macquarie University; Professor Paul Wellings CBE, Vice-Chancellor, University of Wollongong.