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21 October 2016

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Service improvement in UK universities

by Mark Robinson

St Andrews' Mark Robinson discusses the features, possibilities and concerns of Lean in higher education, particularly in the UK.

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Graduate online courses in Tertiary Education Management

Applications for semester 1, 2017 close 15 January

Courses on offer:

  • Master of Tertiary Education (Management)
  • Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Education (Management)
  • Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Education (Quality Assurance)
  • Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Education (Research Mgmt and Policy)
  • Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Education (Governance).

Our courses aim to address the increasing need for specialised knowledge and skills in tertiary sector leadership and management. Each course offers perspectives on university and vocational education systems, policy settings, institutional strategies and work cultures.

Designed for middle to senior level educators, administrators and policy makers in tertiary education, all of the courses are delivered 100% online and taught by leading international academics who conduct evidence-based research in the field of higher education.

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Short programs for further professional development

Leading and Managing in Universities program - final 2016 workshop

'Know the person you are and can be in leading and managing', 23-25 November 2016, Melbourne

In this final workshop of the Leading and Managing in Universities program, participants will spend time considering what leading and managing really means for us as individuals. Senior leaders in higher education will provide deep insights into how they have been tested and grown through their experiences. The workshop will also look at ways to deal with challenges facing leaders and managers in terms of maintaining their own health and well-being.

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Research Evaluation (single subject)

27 February - 6 May 2017

This online subject provides an overview of research evaluation and its place in science policy. Suitable for research policy advisors and research managers in universities and government departments.

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LH Martin Institute community news

Symposium: 'The Effects of the Dawkins Revolution on Higher Education in Australia'

9.30am, Friday 11 November 2016, University House, University of Melbourne

This symposium brings together senior current and former academics, politicians, and public servants to reflect on the origins and effects of the Unified National System of higher education in Australia. These reforms were a watershed for the funding, direction, and organisation of universities, transforming the entire sector.

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Interview with Tom Kennie on the higher education environment

We sat down with Honorary Senior Fellow Tom Kennie recently to talk about top management teams in higher education and the importance of effective leadership.

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LH Martin Institute in the media

Honorary Professorial Fellow Bill Massy speaks about universities' lack of appropriate data use, The Australian, 28 September 2016.[Note: online article behind paywall.]


Associate Director Ruth Schubert was interviewed as part of an ABC Sydney Radio's Nightlife program focusing on vocational education, 18 October 2016.


LH Martin Institute for Tertiary Education Leadership and Management
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University of Melbourne, VIC 3010, Australia
Ph: +61 3 8344 0756

The LH Martin Institute is based at the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education, University of Melbourne.

The Melbourne Graduate School of Education