University of Ballarat A Regional Perspective


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The University of Ballarat was invited to provide a regional perspective on policy and planning at the Regional Development Victoria 2013 Planning day in February.

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University of Ballarat A Regional Perspective

  1. 1. A view from regional Victoria Regional Development Victoria Policy and Planning – Looking Forward Dr Helen Thompson Director, CeCC Office of Deputy Vice Chancellor Research 26 February 2013CeCC Success 2/5/12
  2. 2. University of Ballarat• The University of Ballarat is a dual-sector, regional university offering secondary schooling, TAFE, higher education, and research opportunities.• The University has around 23,000 international and domestic students.• While strongly committed to serving regional Victorian communities, the University has a broad national and international outlook with close links to industry.CeCC Success 2/5/12
  3. 3. 2013 Charter• Continue to achieve a national profile as a University that: – inspires its students to succeed; – actively participates in partnerships to promote learning, teaching, research and commercial opportunities; – makes a major contribution to the regions and communities it serves; and, – is international in its outlook and impactCeCC Success 2/5/12
  4. 4. Learning, teaching and research• Providing access to effective and high-quality learning, teaching and research – Dual Sector Partnership Project – Monash and UB proposal to investigate forming an expanded regionally focused University – Collaborative Research Network – Increasing focus on eResearchCeCC Success 2/5/12
  5. 5. Visualising Victoria’s GroundwaterCeCC Success 2/5/12
  6. 6. VVG continued…. Data from 7 different data custodiansCeCC Success 2/5/12
  7. 7. Sport and Recreation SpatialCeCC Success 2/5/12
  8. 8. Participate in partnerships – Research focus around regional issues • With potential for state, national and international impact – Partnering with other research organisations • CRN, Regional Universities Network, VeRSI, NICTA, ACBI – Contribute to regional strategic planning • Regional work force planning • Regional ICT strategies – Develop regional knowledge repositories • Linkages to open data and Regional Research and Information CentreCeCC Success 2/5/12
  9. 9. Contribute to regions and community – Leadership role • Represent the region locally, nationally and internationally – Skills development • Innovate to meet current and future requirements of regions/industry – Industry transformation • Technology Park and other initiatives focus around building sustainable competitive advantage (e.g. Trade missions) – Connectivity • Ensuring regional communities gain maximum benefit from the rollout of next generation broadband • Advocate for enhanced mobile connectivity (including regional rail)CeCC Success 2/5/12
  10. 10. International in outlook and impact – Learning and teaching • In country and through partner providers – Research • Attracting additional research investment • Growing eResearch – Industry • Participation via trade missions and other opportunitiesCeCC Success 2/5/12
  11. 11. Further information Helen Thompson Director Centre for eCommerce and Communications Office of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) University of Ballarat Email Telephone 03 5327 9418CeCC Success 2/5/12