13 May 2013
The University of the Sunshine Coast has been invited to participate in a high-profile panel event for the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) on Thursday 23 May.
USC Vice-Chancellor Professor Greg Hill will join six other leading Queensland academics for CEDA’s Vice-Chancellors Panel from 11.30am to 2pm at the Hilton Hotel in Brisbane.
The topic will be ‘Reform and renewal of our higher education sector’.
Professor Hill said the fast-growing USC had a lot to offer the panel discussion with regard to the role of regional universities, their relationship with their communities and the impact on regional economies.
“USC plays a special role in lifting educational aspiration and achievement in our community,” he said.
“We provide opportunities and services that wouldn’t be there without a university, and we are a major contributor to the Sunshine Coast economy.”
CEDA is an influential group of leaders from business, government, academia and the community representing about 800 organisations from across Australia.
It has become a highly respected business and economic policy organisation based on its research program exploring the issues underpinning Australia’s economic growth.
CEDA conferences are public forums and open to the media.
— Julie Schomberg