Our productivity performance is going to depend on our capacity to innovate. Universities, are a crucial incubator of innovation.
Universities are more and more conscious of the need to move from research silos to bring disciplines together to solve problems in a multidimensional way. That applies to the bigger national economic recovery story as well.
Increasingly education is going to put a premium on an ability to adapt. I think the instinct to collaborate across different sectors, different disciplines, different areas of knowledge, is something we need to deepen in our students
Universities need to be absolutely clear that they are in the market of ideas. To pre-screen ideas because they don’t fit some template is to go absolutely against the purpose of a university.
Peter Varghese AO