The review will consider the different types of higher education providers in Australia.
Professor Coaldrake’s role was announced today by Education Minister Dan Tehan.
Universities Australia’s Chief Executive Catriona Jackson said Professor Coaldrake had extensive high-level experience in the sector — including as a former chair of UA and the Australian Technology Network of Universities.
“As one of Australia’s longest serving Vice-Chancellors, Professor Coaldrake has been an active participant in debates around higher education for many years,” Ms Jackson said
“Professor Coaldrake knows that Australian universities have a strong foundation — with world-class teaching and very high student satisfaction rates, strong employment outcomes for graduates and 90 per cent of university research ranked at world class or above.”
“He will bring a strong understanding and direct experience of the excellent teaching and research happening in our universities,” she said.
The review will hold consultations with the sector following the release of a discussion paper expected later this year.
“Universities Australia looks forward to providing input to the review and representing the views of the sector,” Ms Jackson said.