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22 July 2016

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Research Leadership: Building Innovation and Capacity in Research Organisations

by Åsa Olsson

Program Director Åsa Olsson on the changing role of research, the challenges it presents and the Institute's approach to research leadership and management.

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British Higher Education post-Brexit: the end of European Value Added and European Values?

by Dr Andrew Gunn

University of Leeds' Andrew Gunn analyses what Brexit could mean for British higher education and international collaboration.

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Domestic Student Load and Financing Trends at Individual Australian Universities

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

In their latest analysis of Australian higher education, Frank Larkins and Ian Marshman look at the financial performances of universities following the uncapping of domestic undergraudate places in 2009.

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2016 Service Improvement conference - full program available


Featuring speakers from within and outside the higher education sector

11-12 August 2016, Brisbane

The full program and speakers at this conference are now confirmed, and we're thrilled to announce that Jan Owens AO, CEO of Foundation of Young Australians, will be one of our key presenters this year. Read more and register on our website.

Upcoming short programs

Leading and Managing in Universities program for academic and corporate leaders

27-29 July 2016, Canberra, 28-30 September 2016, Adelaide and 23-25 November 2016, Melbourne

This program explores the different elements needed by university leaders in order to effectively implement their institution's public mission and corporate strategy. Choose to attend one or more workshops.

What some of last year's participants had to say about the program:

“A really well designed program for senior managers and leaders in higher education seeking executive level roles.”

“Loved it. Lots of conversation instigated and encouraged. Great conditions for learning, sharing and networking.”

“Format of academic and professional staff leaders combining was extraordinarily useful."

“I am more comfortable raising perhaps difficult topics with my staff, encouraging them to explore their worlds in more detail and not just end up here for the job.”

Register today on our website. A 10% discount applies when you register for all three workshops at once.



Governance in the VET Sector

5 September 2016, Melbourne

Facilitated by Warren Tapp, Chair of TAFE Queensland and TAFE Chairs of Australia, this one-day workshop is specially designed to assist VET leaders in becoming more informed on governance issues, particularly in light of recent changes and increasing competition within the sector.

Read more and register on our website.


Study mission on innovation eco-systems

21-30 September 2016, Italy and the Netherlands

Join us for a tour of three innovative cities and learn about the value of public-private partnerships where enterprises, government and tertiary institutions collaborate to foster innovation and entrepreneurial commercial activity. Read more and register on our website.


Leading the University Masterclass: Understanding Canberra

17-21 October 2016, Canberra **NEW DATE**

Facilitated by leading government and university figures, this masterclass focuses on the government's operations and how to effectively influence key policy and decision making that impact higher education. Read more and register on our website.

Online subject for further professional development

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 remaining subjects offered in 2016. Please refer to our website for the complete list of upcoming subjects.


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.


Science, Technology and Innovation Policy

26 September - 18 November 2016

An online subject providing an overview of policy making and funding methods for science, technology and innovation. Read more or apply.


Maintaining Quality Within Institutions

26 September - 25 November 2016

An online subject focusing on monitoring and improving the quality of processes and procedures within tertiary education institutions. Read more or apply.

LH Martin Institute community news

Just released: Profiling Institutional Diversity Across the Australian VET Sector

Our report on institutional diversity across the Australian VET sector was officially launched last night in Melbourne. Guests included leaders and members of the VET community as well as Deputy Secretary of the Victorian Department of Education and Training Craig Robertson, whose speech opened the evening's proceedings.

LH Martin Institute in the Media

Results from the just-released report on diversity of VET institutions were featured in 'Vocational education and training lashed over ideas deficit', The Australian, 20 July 2016, and Canberra IQ, 20 July 2016.


Professor Frank Larkins and Associate Professor Ian Marshman's analysis of the financial performances of universities was featured in several stories, including 'Lax leadership missed chance of open market enrolment' and 'Taxpayers carry cost of universities' $2.8bn windfall', both The Australian, 20 July 2016; the Wednesday, 20 July edition of Campus Morning Mail; 'The unis winning big from uncapped student places',The Sydney Morning Herald, 21 July 2016.


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