Symposium: The Role of Universities in the 2020s

Attend the Role of Universities in the 2020s Symposium, exploring the role of universities and the tertiary sector in responding to changing labour market needs and a diverse student population.

The Symposium is part of a series of events commemorating the centenary of the birth of Sir Zelman Cowen, the distinguished Australian scholar, statesman, and a university leader in Australia and internationally.   

The Symposium – presented by Victoria University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Peter Dawkins AO, the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre and the Mitchell Institute for Education and Health Policy – builds on the recent Mitchell Institute policy paper, Rethinking and Revitalising Tertiary Education.

It will be facilitated by Professor Glyn Davis AC. Other speakers include Vice-Chancellors from the universities with which Sir Zelman was closely associated – the University of Melbourne, the University of Queensland, University of New England, Griffith University and Oriel College, Oxford – along with senior leaders from business and industry.  

RSVP by 16 August 2019.


30 August 2019


9am - 2pm


Victoria University, City Flinders Campus, Flinders Street, Melbourne VIC, Australia