Challenges for Universities of the Future
Professor Ross Milbourne, VC & President,
University of Technology Sydney
Efficiency Exchange, UK
Professor Nick Petford, Vice Chancellor
Univerity of Northampton, UK
& Chair Procurement UK
Mr Pieter Geldenhuys
Principal Consultant at SystemicLogic
Notices & Highlights
Opportunities to Share Research Knowledge
A Higher Ed Services benchmarking exercise into research office administration has revealed significant scope for universities to work together to share and exchange knowledge to create more robust systems and structures.
Eleven universities responded to Higher Ed Services invitation to participate in the Research Office Administration Benchmarking Exercise which was carried out by its Collaborative Research Administrator’s Group (CRAG). Higher Ed Services provided funding for the benchmarking aimed to assist universities measure their performance against a consistent set of parameters.
The exercise was of particular value because it allowed institutions to establish a baseline for monitoring progress.
Higher Ed Services - Media Release
Support to Tackle Compliance Complexity
Higher Ed Services has formed a national collaborative group to support the tertiary education sector contend with the plethora of compliance, quality and regulatory requirements facing institutions.
HES CEO Cynthia Hansen said the Higher Education Compliance and Quality Network (HECQN), launched last November, is designed to address significant risk issues at a time when the sector is facing considerable compliance complexity in addition to an increase in reporting requirements.
“The often onerous and costly nature of universities’ reporting requirements was highlighted this week in a report commissioned by the L H Martin Institute into the former Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education,” Ms Hansen said.
The report, Review of Reporting Requirements for Universities by PhillipsKPA, has led Universities Australia to call for a Productivity Commission review of all university regulatory and reporting requirements covering government agencies and jurisdictions.