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.