Every five years or so, since the mid-1970s, the peak body for Australia's universities has undertaken a detailed study of the cost of living challenges for our students. Universities Australia (UA) commissioned and funded the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education (Melbourne CSHE) at the University of Melbourne to undertake the delivery and analysis of the 2017 Universities Australia Student Finances Survey. The survey instrument was based primarily on the previous iterations of the survey, undertaken by the Melbourne CSHE for Universities Australia in 2012 and 2006.NEWS
Present your research in 60 seconds. University of Melbourne graduate research students are invited to participate in the University's 2018 Visualise Your Thesis competition.Professional development
A series of seminars and discussion panels will be presented throughout semester 2 to showcase exemplars of evidence-based practice in teaching, learning, and assessment. Speakers from a range of disciplines across the University will discuss the approaches they are taking to engage students in large class lectures, blended, and fully online learning environments.Professional development
International student integration is not only a university issue, but a community one. Thus, the next step for universities’ internationalization strategies requires expanding efforts to include engagement with the greater community and bringing a community-based approach to internationalization processes.Research
The 2018 competition starts with a training session in June and heats in July. Are you the next University of Melbourne, and perhaps international, 3MT® champion?Event
The ability to present your research ideas clearly and succinctly to a non-specialist audience is now an essential skill for an academic.Professional development
Publication in non-academic outlets (including newspapers, magazines, books and, of course, their digital counterparts) will allow you to reach huge audiences across the globe. But perfecting how you approach these publications and the style you use to you write for them is crucial for achieving success in the non-academic/commercial world.Professional development
Australia’s large number of law schools is a product of higher education policy change in the 1980s, but has it limited opportunities for growth?News
Universities are no longer the bastions of privilege they once were. The once hallowed halls of learning have been replaced with global institutions all competing for a piece of the knowledge pie. So, what does this mean for the tertiary education sector?News
Growing interest in university–industry collaboration (UIC) calls for a need to develop frameworks and compare overseas models to better understand how successful UIC occurs. This article provides a framework for analyzing UIC across three dimensions: environmental, technical, and managerial.Research
Emotions play a significant part in students’ learning experiences within complex educational environments. However, the impact of emotional experiences on effective learning is not straightforward.Research
When faced with too much information and not enough time, are students turning to the best online resources, and how are they using them?News
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The Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education is an internationally recognised research centre in the area of tertiary and higher education. The Centre has three broad areas of research focus: tertiary and higher education policy; teaching and learning and the student experience; and educational technology and the learning sciences. To find out more about our current and past research projects, and how you can engage with us - select an option below.
Current Research projects
Projects undertaken or led by the Melbourne CSHE.View
Past Research projects
CSHE has been involved in many projects over the years. View here for a full list.View
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Research higher degrees
Information for those considering a research higher degree under Melbourne CSHE supervision.View
The Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education provides a range of professional development programs and activities for staff and higher degree research candidates of the University. These programs and activities are in four main areas: teaching and learning, research, engagement, and leadership and management. To find more about the Melbourne CSHE professional development programs and activities, select an option below.
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The Melbourne CSHE administers a program of University of Melbourne staff awards which recognise excellence in research, teaching, engagement, strategic priorities and professional support and services for students and fellow staff. Award winners may also be nominated by the University for national awards, such as the Australian Awards for University Teaching.
We provide contemporary teaching resources that are of benefit to staff at the University of Melbourne and the wider sector. To make finding a resource easy, we have categorised them into a range of categories.
The Melbourne CSHE offers a variety of teaching resources.
We provide a range of seminars and events for staff at the University of Melbourne and the wider community.
The Melbourne CSHE offers a variety of seminars and events.
The Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education (Melbourne CSHE) conducts research and professional development in the fields of higher education teaching and learning, research, engagement and leadership and management.
We aim to deliver quality and innovation in each of these fields through our signature research themes, distinctive projects, practical programs and special events.
The Melbourne CSHE is also home to the LH Martin Institute for Tertiary Education Leadership and Management.
If you have any questions about our courses, programs or research projects please contact us
LH Martin Institute
The LH Martin Institute provides the tertiary education sector with career & capability development through an integrated set of programs, events and projects.
Their programs are unique in that they:
- Are contextualised to the tertiary education sector
- Provide practical examples that relate to participants' own situations
- Are led by practitioners in the field
- Arm participants with tools which can be applied immediately to their workplace
- Are informed by the latest research and resources on the tertiary education sector
The Institute became part of the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education in late 2014.