3 June 2021
The Australian Technology Network of Universities (ATN) welcomes the Government’s announcement of the University-Industry Collaboration in Teaching and Learning Review which will be led by Professor Martin Bean CBE, Vice Chancellor of RMIT University, and Professor Peter Dawkins AO, former Vice Chancellor of Victoria University.
Professor Bean has a wealth of experience as a leader in global higher education and as former Chair of ATN. His standing within the higher education sector in Australia will put the review in good stead and he will bring his invaluable experience to bear.
As leaders in work-integrated learning and with deep collaborations with industry in both teaching and research, ATN universities look forward to the outcomes of this important review.
As Australia’s leading university grouping for producing job-ready and industry relevant graduates, ATN supports moves to improve teaching and learning across our post-secondary system. With the majority of jobs requiring post-secondary qualifications, ensuring our teaching system continues to equip our students for the world of work is critical.
This review will complement the extensive work being undertaken in consultation with the sector, including senior ATN representatives, through the Research Sustainability Working Group and National Priorities and Industry Linkage Fund (NPILF).
Quotes attributable to ATN Executive Director, Mr Luke Sheehy:
“As Vice Chancellor of RMIT University and a former Chair of ATN, Professor Bean has been an insightful leader and I know he will provide considered and critical advice to this important review.
“Australia’s post-pandemic recovery will require an increase in the number of highly skilled, job-ready graduates, and this review will help ensure that our post-secondary education system is both responsive and meets the needs of Australians.”