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Regional Universities: Anchor Institutions Transforming their Regions Conference
By Professor Adam Shoemaker, Vice-Chancellor, Southern Cross University
It is often said that universities both prepare for, and anticipate, the future.
There is no doubt that this predictive power is needed now more than ever. Federal and NSW state elections loom in 2019. The most serious drought in a generation is afflicting both Queensland and New South Wales. Regional employment and voter attitudes have never been more important to all sides of domestic politics. And new forms of industry—from Medicinal Cannabis production to Regenerative Agriculture; from drone aviation to precision aquaculture—all beckon.