Video: Producing job-ready graduates ‘isn't universities’ job’

Australia’s chief scientist says universities can’t be expected to respond to the fast-paced changes in labour market demands

February 20, 2019
Alan Finkel at the Research Excellence Summit
Source: Jacquie Manning
Alan Finkel speaking at the Times Higher Education Research Excellence Summit: Asia Pacific

The sizes of modern, scaled universities are affecting their public standing, Australia’s chief scientist Alan Finkel has said. Speaking to Times Higher Education at the THE Research Excellence Summit: Asia Pacific, Finkel said that teaching and research are now seen alongside other industries despite the unique value that universities bring to wider society. 

This perception leads to pressure placed unfairly on higher education to respond to quickly changing skills demands, he argued. 


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