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AFR Higher Education Summit  

AFR Higher Education Summit

Uncovering the critical forces that will shape the competitive Higher Education landscape in the years ahead.

16 - 17 November 2016 | Sofitel on Collins St, Melbourne

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Hon Simon BirminghamHon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Education and Training
Tanya PlibersekHon Tanya Plibersek MP, Deputy Opposition Leader; Shadow Minister for Education
Hon John Dawkins AO, Former Treasurer and Education Minister
Shai Reshef, Founder and President, University of the People (US)
Prof Mark Smith, Vice Chancellor, Lancaster University (UK) - by video
Prof Iain Martin, Vice Chancellor, Anglia Ruskin University (UK)
Graham Tuckwell, Australian businessman and philanthropist - by video
Dr Alan Finkel AO, Chief Scientist for Australia
Prof Glyn Davis AC, Vice Chancellor, University of Melbourne
Attila Brungs Prof Attila Brungs Vice Chancellor, UTS
Prof Barney Glover, Vice Chancellor, Western Sydney University, and Chair, Universities Australia
Prof Caroline McMillen, Vice Chancellor, University of Newcastle
Prof Colin Stirling, Vice Chancellor, Flinders University
Prof Adrienne Clarke AC, Chancellor, La Trobe University
Peter Varghese AO, Chancellor, University of Queensland
Prof Peter Shergold AC, Chancellor, Western Sydney University
Simon McKeon AO, Chancellor, Monash University
Vicki Thomson Vicki Thomson, CEO, Group of Eight
Renee HindmarshRenee Hindmarsh, CEO, Australian Technology Network of Universities
Linda BrownLinda Brown, CEO, Laureate International Universities (ANZ)
Rob Wood, CEO, Melbourne Polytechnic
Aiden ByrneProf Aidan Byrne, Provost and Senior VP, University of Queensland
Philippa Pattison Prof Philippa Pattison, DVC (Education), University of Sydney
Prof Geraldine Mackenzie, DVC (Research), Southern Cross University
Phil HoneywoodPhil Honeywood, CEO, International Education Association of Australia
Simon HannSimon Hann, CEO, Deakin Digital and Deakin Prime
Mat JacobsonMat Jacobson, Founder, Ducere
Patrick BrothersPatrick Brothers, CEO, Navitas Ventures; Chairman, EduGrowth
Liz Jakubowski, Director & Founder, Ribit - Data61/CSIRO
Carolyn EvansProf Carolyn Evans, Dean, Melbourne Law School
Andrew Norton Andrew Norton, Higher Education Program Director, Grattan Institute
Cate GribbleDr Cate Gribble, Senior Research Fellow, RMIT University
Erin Watson-Lynn, Australian delegate G20 Young Entrepreneurs Alliance 2016; Lecturer in Entrepreneurship, Monash University
Nina Khairina, National President, Council of International Students Australia
Katea Gidley Katea Gidley, Director, Raw Talent

With the Turnbull government recently returned with only a wafer-thin majority, and the promise of a volatile and potentially hostile senate, the higher education reform agenda seems very much in doubt. So where to now for higher education?

Is deregulation dead in the water? What of the demand-driven system, critics of which are growing increasingly bold? How employable are our graduates - and what outcomes can they show for their investment in higher education? How will we solve the research funding conundrum? Can we maintain our position in the international education market? And how will our universities have to transform themselves, both internally and in their relationships with the outside world, in order to flourish over the next decade?

With the incisive, independent style it is known for, the AFR Higher Education Summit 2016 will once again interrogate prevailing Higher Education policies and practices, and showcase true, transformational innovation from Australia and abroad - all with an eye to uncovering the critical forces that will shape the competitive HE landscape in the years ahead.

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