UA is the peak body for Australia’s 39 comprehensive universities. Our member universities are spread across Australia in both regional and metropolitan areas. They educate more than a million students each year, undertake all of the university research in Australia and engage globally to add to the country’s stock of knowledge, as well as Australia’s economic and social wellbeing.
Universities Australia recommends to the HESP that:
- The proposed amendment, part B1.3.14, concerning research translation, including commercialisation not be added as a criterion that all providers registered under the ‘Australian University’ category must satisfy, as it concerns matters of policy rather than standards.
- If the HESP is minded to recommend to the government that policy is introduced into the Threshold Standards, an alternative approach be considered to amend part A4.1. as follows, in recognition of the purpose of research translation and the fact that commercialisation is but one method by which university research is translated for societal benefit
A4.1.(f): research translation for societal benefit, including research commercialisation.