Who We Are

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Universities Australia is the voice of Australia’s universities.

As the peak body for the sector, we advocate the vast social, economic and cultural value of higher education and research to Australia and the world. On behalf of our 39 member universities, we provide expert policy advice, analysis and statistical evidence, and media commentary on higher education. We also make submissions, develop policy across the sector, represent Australia’s universities on government and industry-appointed bodies and partner with university sectors in other countries to enable bilateral and global collaborations.

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Universities Australia was established on 22 May 2007 as the peak body for the university sector.

It is the successor to the Australian Vice-Chancellors’ Committee — founded in May 1920. Vice-Chancellors from Australia’s then six universities in Sydney founded the committee to advance higher education through cooperative and coordinated action.

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Universities Australia is an organisation committed to excellence, equity and developing high-level expertise on behalf of the sector. It offers its employees a dynamic and friendly work environment.