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Innovative Research Universities: A leading part of Australia’s world class university system

In his David Davies Memorial Lecture (7 December 2011) Christopher Pyne, Shadow Minister for Education, Apprenticeships and Training advances three main points to his theme of ‘excellence in universities’:

  • that we should retain a focus on universities as places for education and creation of knowledge;
  • that we should support a variety of ways in which universities achieve their missions; and
  • Australia needs to concentrate on pushing a small set of its universities into the highest level

    of international university rankings.