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University Discretionary Research Expenditure Achieves Record Levels
Universities fund their research activities through a combination to external research funding, principally government sources with some private sector contributions, and by using university discretionary funds. The latter are mainly sourced for teaching domestic and international students and from donations and investment income. In numerous submissions to the Commonwealth Government Australian universities have consistently stated that government research funding was insufficient to sustain their international competitiveness so cross-subsidisation was necessary.News
Overcoming the challenges of digital transformation – lessons learned from the NZ Government
The nature of Australian universities traditionally has been characterised by competition. However, in the context of open innovation, the realisation grows that collaborating and sharing knowledge and information has a very positive impact on innovation and the effectiveness of individual organisations. So what can we learn from others? This theme will take us through how universities partner with other universities, state and local governments, and industry and community organisations.News
Innovation skills and our preference for using them
If you want to encourage children to play a sport, skills training would seem obvious. Running, passing, and ball handling are standard skills for netball, basketball or football. As game concepts are introduced, most children discover a preference for positions, perhaps playing forward or defence. Over time, they may develop specialized skills in their preferred position as well as a highly refined sense of team collaboration.News
Leading the Academy: distributed leadership in Higher Education
Prof Sandra Jones, RMIT, has published a HERDSA Guide Leading the Academy: distributed leadership in Higher Education, which was launched at the 2017 HERDSA Annual Conference.News
Although the Information Age is connecting billions of people, ideas and resources — achieving an astounding pace of technological change and even suggesting a future where human and machine become one — it also offers a renewal of the promise and value of something centuries old.News
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Specifically designed to meet the development needs of current and next generation tertiary education leaders, our programs address the increasing need for specialised knowledge and skills in higher education.
The LH Martin Institute offers a variety of courses both award and non-award, all designed to offer our students best in leadership and governance for the tertiary sector.
We provide the tertiary education sector with career and capability development through an integrated set of programs, events and projects.
Our 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
We became part of the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education in late 2014.
We aim to develop more effective governance, leadership and management capacity in tertiary sector institutions, so that institutions may fulfil their missions more successfully.
To be recognised nationally and internationally as a leading centre of teaching and research excellence for the enhancement of tertiary education leadership and management.
Under the leadership of its Foundation Director, Professor V. Lynn Meek, the LH Martin Institute became known as the provider of choice for tailored and contextualised management and leadership programs for the tertiary education sector, underpinned by a strong research base.
It is my pleasure and challenge to now take the Institute to the next level through reaching out to an even larger and more diverse audience, within and outside Australia, to enable them to more effectively deal with the continuous pressures for change and innovation that are so pertinent to our sector.
Professor Sir Leslie Harold Martin (1900-1983)
Sir Leslie Martin was an eminent physicist who became a key higher education adviser to the Menzies government.
He was Lecturer and Associate Professor in Natural Philosophy, and then Professor of Physics at the University of Melbourne (1927-1959). After leaving the University of Melbourne in 1959, he became Chairman of the Australian Universities Commission, a position he held until 1966.