A working group of university Vice Chancellors will help design the Morrison Government’s $900 million fund to enhance engagement between higher education and industry, with a strong focus on STEM industries.
The $900 million National Priorities and Industry Linkage Fund will allocate block grants to universities to support their engagement with industry and drive work integrated learning opportunities as part of the Job-ready Graduates package.
The working group of Vice Chancellors will help Government design the operation of the fund. The group will be chaired by University of Technology Sydney Vice Chancellor Attila Brungs and comprise University of Newcastle Vice Chancellor Alex Zelinsky; Australian National University Vice Chancellor Brian Schmidt; Federation University Vice Chancellor Helen Bartlett; University of South Australia Vice Chancellor David Lloyd; Western Sydney University Vice Chancellor Barney Glover; Murdoch University Vice Chancellor Eeva Leinonen; and, Universities Australia Chair and Curtin University Vice Chancellor Deborah Terry.
Minister for Education Dan Tehan said the National Priorities and Industry Linkage Fund would have a strong focus on STEM industries.
“We want our universities and industry to work together. Doing so will make our graduates even more job-ready, and drive productivity improvements, innovation and discovery,”
Mr Tehan said.
Mr Tehan said.