As federal financial support for Australian universities continues to shrink, university leaders need to reconsider how they approach their delivery of high-quality teaching and research. Is it time for universities to reinvent themselves and operate more in sync with corporate models? Should universities change the way they engage with business, industry, government and the wider community and redefine the tertiary education landscape? What will their role be in 2030, 2040, 2050 and beyond?
In this panel discussion we bring together a unique and esteemed panel of university professors, a former politician and a prominent contributor to law and investment banking to discuss the long-term future of universities. This event will be held as part of the What should Universities be? conference. It seeks to clarify the role of universities and identify the changes they need to make in public perception, industry connections, and government policy to consistently achieve excellence.
This event is chaired by Professor Don Nutbeam. Professor Nutbeam returned to Sydney in February 2016 following a six-year term of office as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Southampton, UK. He now shares his time between roles as a Professor of Public Health at the University of Sydney and a Senior Adviser at the Sax Institute.
This event was held on Thursday 22 November, 2018 at the University of Sydney.
Wednesday 31 October
Hear award-winning director Bruce Beresford (Ladies in Black, Driving Miss Daisy) discuss his impressive 50-year journey in cinema, from Australia to Hollywood, and his creative processes and philosophy on film, in this in-conversation event with Dr Bruce Isaacs.
Tuesday 4 December
The New York Times best-selling author Robin DiAngelo considers why it is so hard for white people to talk about racism.
Sunday 9 December
Join us to reflect on Australia's human rights record, with a keynote address from Gillian Triggs, as well as responses from Tanya Plibersek and Elizabeth Evatt in this event, co-presented with the Evatt Foundation.