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2019 marks the centenary of the birth of Sir Zelman Cowen, the distinguished Australian scholar, statesman, and a University leader in Australia and Internationally. To see the full program of events, please visit the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre Centenary website.

Victoria University's Sir Zelman Cowen Centre in collaboration with the Mitchell Institute for Education and Health Policy is pleased to convene the Role of Universities in the 2020s Symposium.

The Symposium builds on the recent Mitchell Institute policy paper, Rethinking and Revitalising Tertiary Education, by exploring universities' role in enabling the Australian tertiary education sector to respond to changing labour market needs, and a diversifying student population.

The Symposium will be facilitated by Professor Glyn Davis AC.

Speakers will include Vice-Chancellors from the universities with which Sir Zelman was closely associated - the University of Melbourne, University of Queensland, University of New England and Griffith University - along with senior leaders from business and industry.

Details of the event are as follows:

Friday 30 August 2019, 8.30am - 2pm

Victoria University Convention Centre
City Flinders Campus
Level 12, 300 Flinders Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

Business Attire

RSVP: Friday 16 August 2019



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