Heads of University Management & Administration Network in Europe

Sydney universities study visits and a seminar with HUMANE’s Australian counterpart, Sydney (AU)

In the light of the Covid-19 outbreak and the current situation in both Australia and Europe, it was decided to postpone this Study Visit. Details about the new dates will follow soon.

Hosted by the Australian Catholic University (ACU)

An ambitious programme

Registrations are now open for this unique professional development opportunity for HUMANE members & their senior staff.

The programme comprises study visits to three very different types of institutions in Sydney, themed around: 

There will also be a seminar with HUMANE’s counterpart association, the Deputy Vice-Chancellors Corporate, providing an opportunity for good practice exchange, key trends in higher education, big challenges and future developments, as well as providing a platform for international networking. 

Click here for a more detailed outline of the programme.

Why attend?

Australia’s universities are among the most innovative in the world.

With a population of 25m Australia is a relatively small country. Nonetheless:

  • It has 43 universities with revenues of $A30.1 billion (c. €18.7) educating 1.4m students, a quarter of whom are international.  It has the world’s largest concentration of international students by a large margin, and
  • Between 2000-2015, Australia’s universities grew a staggering average of 5% per year, whilst improving graduate employability and improving their global academic reputation.  Six institutions appear in the top 100 of the 2020 THE World University Rankings.  Australia boasts more top 200 universities apart from the US, the UK or Germany.

What has driven this impressive performance?  How has it been led and managed?  What can European institutions learn from the Australian experience?  What are some of the ‘next big things’ Australian institutions are focussing on?  These are just some of the questions we aim to tackle over the course of the programme.

Timing and fees

Held over four days, the programme is intensive making the best use of participants’ time.  

The fee for the four day programme is €1,750 for HUMANE Members and Residential School Alumni. It includes all study visit and seminar costs, transport between venues, documentation, lunch and evening meals within the programme.  It excludes travel costs to and from Sydney and accommodation. Click here to view some accommodation options nearby our ACU host.   

Register your interest here to secure your place on a programme that will be very popular.