Government endorses Provider Category Standards review

Universities Australia is pleased to see Education Minister Dan Tehan endorse the review of Provider Category Standards by Emeritus Professor Peter Coaldrake AO.

Universities Australia Chief Executive Catriona Jackson said: “The review reaffirms the nexus between teaching and research as a defining feature of Australia’s universities.”

“Universities Australia is pleased to see the Minister accept all 10 of Professor Coaldrake’s recommendations.”

“Professor Coaldrake recommended universities must do world standard research in at least three, or at least 30 per cent, of the broad fields of education in which it teaches – whichever is greater.”

“Australian universities are noted for their high quality research, publishing 2.6 per cent of all scientific research with only 0.3 per cent of the world’s population.”

“Professor Coaldrake recommended a simplified system to make it more user friendly for students, universities and industry.”

“The Higher Education Standards Panel will now draft advice on amendments required to implement the review of the Standards.”

“We look forward to working with Government as this process progresses.”

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