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Transforming Australia: universities and their communities

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Universities Australia is the national peak body representing the Australian university sector. The conference is organised by Universities Australia and is the annual signature event for the sector attracting over 800 delegates including Vice-Chancellors, Chancellors, senior university representatives, Government representatives,industry representatives, members of our research community, international education specialists, media and those with an interest in higher education.

The theme of the 2016 conference is Transforming Australia: universities and their communities.

The conference features an exceptional line up of speakers including:

  • Professor Jo Ritzen, Professorial fellow in the International Economics of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Maastricht University

  • Ms Kate Carnell, CEO, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

  • Professor Carl Wieman, Professor, Physics and Graduate School of Education at Stanford University (Nobel Prize Winner)

  • Dr Megan Clark, Advisory Board Member, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

  • Professor Barney Glover, Chair, Universities Australia

  • Mr Bill Ferris, Chair, Innovation Australia

  • Professor Robin Grimes, FCO Chief Scientific Adviser, UK

  • Mr George Megalogenis, Journalist, political commentator and author

  • Ms Annabel Crabb, Political journalist and commentator

  • Senator The Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Education and Training

  • Senator The Hon Kim Carr, Shadow Minister for Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Industry


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