Panel Discussion: "What Next for Australian Universities?"

Universities are changing fast. Even before COVID hit, being a uni student in 2020 was nearly unrecognisable from the experience our parents might have had. The situation has also changed dramatically for staff members, with educators becoming increasingly casualised, and researchers having to compete for citations and grants in a global setting.

At this event, we'll discuss fundamental questions about what challenges universities face today, and how they could overcome them. In particular, we'll aim to address:

-What should universities do? Should they be places of research, or education, or both? Should they be corporate, public, or neither?

-Who should attend university? Should university education be rightfully growing, or is it making people indebted with no boost to their employment prospects?

-How should teaching be delivered? Has the internet made the idea of grand sandstone universities redundant?

To answer these questions, the UQ PPE Society is honored to host Ms Greer Clarke, Dr Peter Ellerton, Hamish Greenop-Roberts, Dr Bruce Littleboy, Dr Ravinder Sidhu, and Dr Ryan Walter.

After the discussion, the panelists will take questions from the audience.

Doors open at 5:30, for a 5:50pm start. Due to COVID restrictions, seating will be assigned, and you must have registered or signed-in to enter the venue.

Panel Discussion: "What Next for Australian Universities?"

Tue 6 Oct 2020 5:30pm8:00pm


Advanced Engineering Auditorium
49 - 200