Securing a sustainable future for higher education and research

13-14 August 2019, Sydney, Australia

What is the THE Australia Universities Forum?

Join the Times Higher Education  Australia Universities Forum 2019 in Sydney, where we will gather senior experts and sector leaders to debate and provide insight into the most current topics, initiatives and strategies in higher education in Australia.

Together we will discuss the impact of the recent federal election on the medium-term outlook for higher education in Australia. We will examine the challenges that, as a world leader in international education, Australia is facing at the moment. We will also consider strategies to stimulate deeper collaboration between industry and universities in the region.

This special event will include a celebration of the standout performances of Australian higher education institutions in THE’s new University Impact Rankings. THE’s chief knowledge officer Phil Baty will provide a new analysis of the region’s performance in the 2019 tables.

Excitingly, this forum will also include an exclusive preview of the THE  World University Rankings 2020, one month ahead of their release at the THE  World Academic Summit in Zurich in September. The preview session will offer a bespoke analysis of Australian universities’ performance over time, with a frank evaluation of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats facing the system.


Reasons to attend

Meet with a network of leaders, experts and decision-makers who set the agenda for universities in the region.

Gain exclusive analysis and understand the data on the performance of Australian universities in the World University Rankings, and in relation to achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Obtain insight from previously undisclosed rich data intelligence behind the rankings.

Explore the challenges and opportunities for Australian universities posed by internationalisation and collaboration, and discover impactful strategies to help universities achieve excellence and success.

Share your experience with THE’s worldwide audience of higher education professionals.

Our speakers

Duncan Ivison
Deputy vice-chancellor of research
University of Sydney
Catriona Jackson
Chief executive officer
Universities Australia
Nick Klomp
President and vice-chancellor
CQUniversity Australia
Tania Rhodes‐Taylor
Vice-principal of external relations
University of Sydney
Michael Spence
University of Sydney


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