Universities Australia welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Australian Universities Accord Panel Discussion Paper.
The Albanese Government’s review of Australia’s higher education sector – the first in more than a decade – comes at a crucial time.
Skill shortages, economic uncertainty, geopolitical tensions and a new industrial revolution are changing the domestic and global landscapes in which we operate.
Universities are vital to how Australia responds to these challenges.
Our submission contains a series of recommendations to government, centred around five key pillars (enabling a strong university system; access, equity and student experience; knowledge and skills for our future; research; and innovation and industry cooperation), to ensure universities can continue to best serve Australia’s interests.
We are a crucial partner of government in delivering national priorities. We should be adequately supported in this role.