Thursday, January 20, 2022

NSW govt, higher education sector collaborate for strong COVID-19 recovery

The launch of a NSW Higher Education Strategy will drive strengthened and effective partnerships between government and the higher education sector that will be vital to supporting a strong COVID-19 recovery.

Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education Geoff Lee said the five-year strategy will help the government to harness the power of the sector to meet emerging social, economic and environmental challenges.

“Recent challenges including the COVID-19 pandemic, bushfires and ongoing drought in parts of NSW, have highlighted the importance of strong partnerships between the NSW Government and the higher education sector,” Mr Lee said.

“The Strategy will build on the strong working relationship we already have with our world class higher education institutions and will guide the development of new and ongoing collaborations as the state recovers.

“Universities and other higher education institutions play a key role in our state, they educate our citizens, produce world class research and make a significant contribution to our economy.”

MUST READ  New ‘Response and Recovery’ teams dedicated to fighting crises formed in schools

The Strategy is the result of extensive consultation across the higher education sector and NSW Government.

The Convener of the NSW Vice-Chancellors’ Committee Professor Barney Glover AO said that the new Strategy recognises the pivotal role of the sector to generate opportunities for the people of NSW.

“The university sector in NSW and the ACT is diverse, dynamic, impactful and accessible and is world class for research, teaching and student experience.

“The Strategy provides a clear vision for bold and innovative collaboration across a range of priority areas aimed at contributing to the economic and social productivity of NSW,” Professor Glover said.

“Universities look forward to working closely with the NSW Government on implementation of the Strategy over the next five years and I commend the NSW Government for its leadership and strong support of the sector.

MUST READ  NSW public school principals asked to spend all education funding on students
MUST READ  NSW public school principals asked to spend all education funding on students

The Strategy identifies five priority areas for greater alignment between the higher education sector and NSW’s priorities for social and economic development:

·         Develop and broaden post-school options to foster lifelong learning;

·         Ensure wider participation in quality higher education;

·         Drive job growth, skills and innovation;

·         Strengthen collaborations to bolster research outcomes; and

·         Position NSW globally by reinvigorating and diversifying international education and engagement.

Implementation of the Strategy will be led by the NSW Department of Education in close consultation with the higher education sector and key stakeholders across government.

Please click here for more information

Latest news

IVF procedures to resume amidst Covid pandemic

Following advice from the Chief Health Officer, in vitro fertilisation (IVF) procedures suspended as part of the temporary changes to protect our hospitals will...

139 students achieve top results in HSC 2021 results

The students who have obtained first place in a 2021 Higher School Certificate course will be acknowledged today for their extraordinary academic achievement.  Premier Dominic...

Free tickets availabe for premier’s gala concert at NSW Seniors Festival

Christine Anu, Shannon Noll and Phil Burton from Human Nature will lead the line-up for the highly anticipated Premier's Gala Concerts during this year's...

76,000 students in HSC class of 2021 celebrate results

The wait is over for 76,000 students who have today received their Higher School Certificate results. Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell said this is a...

Related news

IVF procedures to resume amidst Covid pandemic

Following advice from the Chief Health Officer, in vitro fertilisation (IVF) procedures suspended as part of the temporary changes to protect our hospitals will...
MUST READ  Incentives updated to get best quality teachers to the bush

139 students achieve top results in HSC 2021 results

The students who have obtained first place in a 2021 Higher School Certificate course will be acknowledged today for their extraordinary academic achievement.  Premier Dominic...

Free tickets availabe for premier’s gala concert at NSW Seniors Festival

Christine Anu, Shannon Noll and Phil Burton from Human Nature will lead the line-up for the highly anticipated Premier's Gala Concerts during this year's...

76,000 students in HSC class of 2021 celebrate results

The wait is over for 76,000 students who have today received their Higher School Certificate results. Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell said this is a...

Shah Rukh Khan returns to social media with Insta post to promote LG rollable TV

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has returned to social media with a bang. The actor, who’s been missing since his son Aryn Khan’s arrest in...

Death of Charlise Mutten the 9-yr-old girl found dead in NSW, mourned in hometown Queensland

Hundreds gathered in Tweed Heads to mourn the death of nine-year-old girl Charlise Mutten, who was found dead after being reported missing in the Blue Mountains...

Delayed 2021 ATAR results of NSW’s HSC students out today

A long summer wait is finally over for New South Wales' HSC students of 2021, who will find out their Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) today. The...

Temporary workers, families, students seek return to Australia

The Morrison Government has welcomed the return to Australia of a range of temporary workers to support our pandemic recovery in critical roles. International Student...