The report details the important role that university libraries play in national and international development. Australian libraries support the Sustainable Development Goals in many ways including promoting literacy, enabling access to information, communicating research, and preserving access to heritage and culture.
This report examines the scope and experience of freedom of speech in Australian universities . The proposes a model voluntary code of conduct and some modifications to the Higher Education Support Act and related Higher Education Standards.
This report presents TEQSA’s analysis of the responses and information on the websites of 42 universities and 126 independent and TAFE higher education providers. The report explains the method by which the analysis was undertaken, and details the actions TEQSA is taking to support provider...
Everyone has a right to education, whether you are leaving school, changing careers, retraining later in life or looking to gain new skills and knowledge. But successive Labor and Liberal governments have treated students as customers and education as a business. As a result, funding...
This report concludes that to unlock innovation in New Zealand in the future, it is important for policy-makers, universities and investors to consider focusing on strengthening the contribution of universities to innovation.
This MIT white paper, examines efforts in the United States and in Europe to make research and scholarship openly and freely available, provides a backdrop to the ongoing work of the taskforce - identifying new, updated, or revised open access policies and practices.
Universities New Zealand has made this submission to the Ministerial Reivew of Archives New Zealand, The National Library of New Zealand and Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, on behalf of all eight universities.
This analysis focused on the 2016 academic year, and estimated the impact associated with the universities’ world-class research, the direct, indirect and induced impacts of the institutions’ expenditures, educational exports and the impact of teaching and learning activities.
The councils of the University of Adelaide and University of South Australia have agreed to formally consider the merits of the creation of a new university through a merger of the two institutions. This discussion paper sets out preliminary insights into the potential opportunities and...
This is an update of 2016 briefing paper, The Rising Tide of Insecure Employment 2016 . Like the 2016 version, this paper provides an analysis of the most recent Australian university staffing data utilising a variety of sources.
This updated analysis shows that the...
This set of guidelines will help Australian universities to strengthen their support for students who report sexual assault and sexual harassment.
The University of New South Wales was, along with the Australian National University, one of the first post-war greenfield campuses. Located in the south-east Sydney suburb of Kensington, a stable long–term vision for site planning was hampered by a constrained site which expanded incrementally. Design...
This paper is set within the context of late 20th century Australian capital city revitalisation. It focuses on Adelaide, South Australia, and in particular on the remaking of a sector of the city known as the West End. The paper refers to cultural regeneration, one...
The nearly two-decade long creation of the medical/health research precinct at the University of Melbourne in the 1950s and 1960s transformed a previously unused part of the Parkville campus into a showpiece of modernist planning and architecture. This paper outlines the strategic colocation of a...
This paper examines the development of Notre Dame University in Fremantle Western Australia, in light of Sharon Haar’s work on the regeneration of the city of Chicago through its various university campuses. A nineteenth century port city and now heritage precinct, the West End of...
The urban design theorist and historian Alexander D’Hooghe has argued that Josep Luis Sert’s idea of the core is a key to understanding the “abandoned foundations of the late modern project” in architecture and urbanism. “The Core”, D’Hooghe argues, “is a series of precisely circumscribed...
In land use, design and development terms the modern university in Australia is a fixture in all urban environments including central business districts, inner city, middle ring, outer suburbs, and regional towns. The predominant spatial pattern in the university expansion era of the late 1950s...
Lindsay Dixon Pryor (1915-1998) is best known for his contribution to the landscape of Canberra when employed as landscape manager and landscape architect by the Department of the Interior between 1944 and 1958. Pryor was trained as a forester and subsequently applied himself to cognate...
This paper outlines the functions of modern universities and militaries before delving into the issues arising for academics seeking to undertake research into military matters.