June 11, 2020
Thriving universities are an essential part of a successful modern knowledge economy. They are hubs for education, research, innovation, and social transformations. COVID-19 has forced rapid changes to the way they engage. Campuses are quiet. Courses are online. International students are yet to return. And research and operational budgets have been decimated. Yet, education is critical to our nation’s social and economic recovery. Belinda Hutchinson AM, Chancellor, Sydney University; Professor Barney Glover AO, Vice-Chancellor, Western Sydney University; and Professor Paul Wellings CBE, Vice-Chancellor, University of Wollongong join us to discuss the changing university landscape and what needs to happen to sustain Australia’s leading services export and ensure the continued growth of the nation’s knowledge economy.