"The ATN is recognised as a global leader of a new generation of universities. Collaboration with industry has always been important for the ATN and its members, and students are at the heart of everything we do.
ATN universities are all committed to producing industry-ready and enterprising graduates with the skills to thrive in, and create jobs for the future.
Our strong ties with industry help deliver real-world research with real-world impact. Since 2010, 70% of our research income has come from industry, and our partnerships with business have helped to deliver a world-class student experience."
The ATN's objectives are:
To be a cohesive and authoritative voice in the tertiary sector, and to use that voice positively to influence government policy formation;
To produce highly employable graduates with the skills for tomorrow;
To establish a strong market presence nationally and to develop new markets internationally;
To collaborate to enable greater reach than can be achieved by individual institutions in areas such as public policy, research and development, and educational programs, both nationally and internationally;
To optimise research opportunities and partnerships to consolidate research standing;
To seek strategic and mutually beneficial alliances with similar networks overseas; and
To share information and collaboration on the development of initiatives which benefit each member university.