Curtin VC Deborah Terry has taken over as Universities Australia Chair — succeeding Monash University Vice-Chancellor Professor Margaret Gardner. Universities Australia is the voice of Australia’s universities, tasked with the job of influencing the national policy framework in which Australia’s universities operate in ways that affirm Australia’s position as a highly innovative and educated nation.
In conversation yesterday with Campus Morning Mail, Professor Terry noted that her focus is on student places, in the locations where they will be needed. “We need a discussion with government to think through the shared challenge of places for young people to meet needs of the economy. Industry is as concerned as we are to have a skilled workforce.”