By Innes Willox, Chief Executive, Ai Group

As published in The Australian Financial Review, 25 September 2023

Australia's university sector is undeniably one of our greatest national assets. Our higher education system has world-class institutions, world-leading frameworks for funding and access, and some world-beating research.

But Australia seems to have a peculiar problem. Despite most of our institutions sitting in big cities or towns, we rank near the bottom of the OECD league table on university-industry collaboration.

This seems like a significant missed opportunity, and something that should be a key focus of the university accord review now under way.


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