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24 March 2016

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Australian Universities Overseas Student Recruitment: Financing Strategies and Outcomes 2004-2014

by Prof. Frank Larkins and Assoc. Prof. Ian Marshman

In their latest analysis of Australian higher education, Frank Larkins and Ian Marshman look at how universities performed in relation to their internationalisation strategy. Read analysis.


A Memory of Elephants on the Modern Campus

by Michael Gallagher

Honorary Senior Fellow Michael Gallagher explores key public policies on higher education and university research in Australia between 1945 and 2015, and makes some interesting observations. Read paper.


Sailing together or sinking in rough seas: leadership development in higher education

by Heather Davis, Sandra Jones, Richard Bolden and Paul Gentle

Authors of a recent stimulus paper on shared leadership on the need to focus on the 'ship' rather than the 'leader'. Read article.

For senior university executives

Leading the University Masterclass - register today

10-14 April 2016, Langkawi, Malaysia

In this program, participants will learn from experienced leaders and peers on how to be 'mission-centred and market smart'. The aim is to enhance their ability to blend market responsiveness and the need for continuous change with traditional academic pressures for stability and autonomy. Presenters include former Murdoch and Macquarie University Vice-Chancellor Prof. Steven Schwartz and former University of Melbourne Senior Vice-Principal Assoc. Prof. Ian Marshman. Watch our interview with Ian for an insight on what he will cover in the program.

Read more and register on our website, or contact Melissa Hendicott for more information.

For university managers looking to improve financial management


Budgeting & Financial Management for Tertiary Education Managers

9-10 June, Melbourne

A program to help managers with a non-finance background to gain a better understanding of the financial systems, tools and processes that are suitable for the tertiary education and institutional context. Read more or register today on our website.

For VET leaders


Governance in the Vocational Education and Training Sector

16 May 2016, Sydney

A program addressing issues of governance and structure for leaders and managers in VET facilitated by current Chairman of TAFE Queensland Mr Warren Tapp. Read more or register today on our website.


Building a Resilient TAFE

4-6 July 2016, Gold Coast

A joint LH Martin Institute and Australian Catholic University program on building an engaged and self-driven organisation. Read more on our website.

Expand your horizon with our online subjects

Our online single subjects are normally offered as part of our Master or Graduate Certificate courses. Participants can choose to undertake their single subject in assessed or non-assessed mode.

Below is a list of subjects offered in the first half of 2016. Please refer to our website for the complete list of subjects offered this year.


Managing International Tertiary Education

9 May -  4 July 2016

An online subject providing an overview of the key elements of leading and managing internationalisation in tertiary education. Read more or apply.



Risk Management in Tertiary Education

11 May - 2 July 2016

An online subject examining the concepts and practices of risk management, and how they apply to tertiary education. Read more or apply.


Sustainable Tertiary Education Leadership and Governance

25 July - 23 October 2016

An online subject focusing on the promotion of sustainable leadership and governance practices in tertiary education. Read more or apply.


External Quality Assurance

25 July - 23 September 2016

An online subject on international approaches to quality assurance in tertiary education. Read more or apply.


Leading and Managing Research

25 July - 23 September 2016

An online subject providing an overview of the elements required in research leadership and management in an institutional setting. Read more or apply.

The Service Improvement and Innovation in Universities conference by the sector, for the sector

2016 Service Improvement and Innovation in Universities conference

11-12 August 2016, Brisbane

Our conference on successful service improvement, driving innovation and enhancing customer experience is back for 2016. This year the focus will be on the future landscape for universities, deciding what to change and delivering it. The conference will be particularly useful for senior university executives, managers or directors of business units with responsibilities for business and process improvement, change maangement, administration, planning and service delivery.

Read more about the conference on our website.

We also invite colleagues to contribute to this conference by submitting a paper or proposal on a topic of interest within our defined themes. Please refer to our Call for Papers page for more information.

Free public events at the LH Martin Institute and Melbourne CSHE


Embedding research-based education at the University College London

1-2pm, 11 April 2016, Melbourne

In this talk, University College London (UCL) Vice Provost Prof. Anthony Smith will explain the UCL 20-year strategy, UCL 2034, and what it aims to achieve for this research-intensive university. Read more.

LH Martin Institute community news


Interview with Ian Marshman

We recently sat down with former Unviersity of Melbourne Senior Vice-Principal Ian Marshman to talk about leading change, market challenges and the upcoming Leading the University Masterclass. Watch the video on our website.

Office closure during Easter period

Our office will be closed Friday, 25 March to Tuesday, 29 March, and re-open on Wednesday, 30 March 2016.

LH Martin Institute in the media

Frank Larkins and Ian Marshman's analysis (above) provided the basis for 'Prestige pays in race for international students', The Australian, 3 March 2016.


Eidos Institute Chief Executive and former Honorary Fellow of the LH Martin Institute Bruce Muirhead referred to the Institute's 2012 program on engaging with governments in his recent opinion piece 'Challenges require a united front', The Australian, 23 March 2016.


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