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The University of South Australia: Now, the Next Ten Years and Your Part in Them Nigel Relph Pro Vice Chancellor and Vice President: International & Development.

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1 The University of South Australia: Now, the Next Ten Years and Your Part in Them Nigel Relph Pro Vice Chancellor and Vice President: International & Development

2 The University of South Australia Story A University with a successful track record A strong commitment to teaching and research that is relevant to society and industry and is recognised for producing excellent work-ready graduates A strong commitment to excellence Globally engaged And investing for further success

3 Introduction The University of South Australia dates back to 1854: became a university in 1991. A comprehensive university with over 300 programs in most study areas National leader in research linked to needs of industry Academic programs designed in consultation with industry and the professions The University Now

4 Total students36,850 Domestic students23,275 International students 6,200 Staff (full-time equivalent) 2,426 Budget = A$559 million At a glance

5 The University Now The University of South Australia is the largest university in South Australia and the fifth largest in Australia 4 academic Divisions (faculties): -Information Technology, Engineering & Environment -Business -Education, Arts & Social Sciences -Health Sciences 4 Adelaide campuses (plus 2 others) Adelaide the perfect study destination

6 Adelaide - Friendliest city in Australia -Affordable 23% less than Sydney & Melbourne - Easy to get around - Lively cultural life - Good accommodation -Beautiful setting – beaches, wine country - Very safe - Multi-cultural

7 Adelaide CBD City West Campus

8 Adelaide CBD City East Campus

9 Adelaide North: Mawson Lakes Campus

10 Adelaide East: Magill Campus

11 Rankings No official Australian Government ranking of universities, so.... Research evaluations – Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) and Government funding awards Record on teaching and learning support

12 Research excellence Why should research matter to students? UniSA ranked 14 th in Australia for research income and in the top 10 for percentage of academics with a doctorate The recent Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) exercise showed: Over 70% of assessed UniSA research is at world-class standard - 90% in some areas Beat Group of Eight unis in many areas

13 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Research fields assessed as world class or above: Chemical Sciences, including Physical Chemistry Built Environment and Design, including Urban and Regional Planning Environmental Sciences Mathematical Sciences, including Pure and Applied Mathematics Engineering, including: –Electrical and Electronic Engineering –Materials Engineering –Resources Engineering and Extractive Metallurgy –Chemical Engineering –Civil Engineering

14 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Research fields assessed as world class or above: Law and Legal Studies Business and Management Tourism Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Education Systems Social Work Studies in Creative Arts and Writing, including Visual Arts and Crafts Language, Communication and Culture Medical and Health Sciences, including Nursing, Nutrition and Dietetics, Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Public Health and Health Services

15 Ranking Indicators Federal and state governments have awarded UniSA: –$45M for a new materials and minerals science learning and research facility at Mawson Lakes –Over $13M to support research centres of national importance in the humanities and social sciences, including the International Centre for Muslim and non-Muslim Understanding, the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education and the Australian Centre for Child Protection. –$30M towards a new $95M student learning centre and associated projects

16 Ranking indicators The biggest improvement of any Australian university in the 2010 QS World University Rankings Associate Professor Mahfuz Aziz awarded the 2009 Prime Minister’s Award for Australian University Teacher of the Year. MBA highest ranked in SA and one of only 8 in Australia to have a five-star rating European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) accreditation for the Division of Business – one of only 129 business schools world-wide, including only eight in Australia to have EQUIS accreditation

17 Ranking Indicators UniSA very strong in combined government and industry funding: –Cooperative Research Centre for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment awarded $29M in federal funding for environmental remediation technologies and will attract a further $148M from industry partners –Institute for Telecommunications Research awarded a $4.9M Australian Space Research Program grant; with industry support this will be worth $12M

18 UniSA MBA student, Julian O’Shea awarded the 2009 Young South Australian of the Year UniSA graduate Julian Burton named South Australia’s Australian of the Year for 2010 by the Australia Day Council Tessa Henwood-Mitchell awarded the 2010 City of Adelaide’s Australia Day Young Citizen of the Year Research student Angela Valamanesh made a Member of the Order of Australia Tall Poppy winners UniSA students

19 The Future: Horizon 2020

20 Invest at least A$1 billion to support our ambitions Provide an even more outstanding student experience and produce exceptional graduates Provide education defined by real-world application and links to international research Have an international reputation for highly innovative solutions to research questions of global significance Develop a world-leading research infrastructure for world-leading research Be the University of Choice for local and international students To Realise Horizon 2020, we will:

21 International Strategy: Students Future student recruitment –Growth of student intake –Diversification of student intake (countries and subjects) –Quality of the students we recruit –More postgraduates – especially PhD students (More than 1000 now, increase to at least 1500 –Refine our “international brand” We need to develop partnerships with centres of excellence in countries that are or will be importance in science, technology, social science, health and business –Student progression (2+2, 2+1, 3+1 etc) –Collaborative PhD supervision –Staff development programmes with partners

22 Division of Information Technology, Engineering and the Environment

23 Advanced Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Computer and Information Science Electrical and Information Engineering Mathematics and Statistics Natural and Built Environments Five Academic Schools

24 90% of ITEE research assessed at world standard or better in 2010 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 5 th in Australia for Cooperative Research Centre Income Top third of Australian Universities for total research income $70m infrastructure funding from Education Investment Fund Many major national and international industry partners Esteem Indicators

25 Division of Health Sciences

26 Health Sciences Nursing and Midwifery Pharmacy and Medical Sciences Sansom Institute won $8.19M NHMRC program grant to investigate diabetes and cardiovascular disease in Indigenous populations Expansion of Health Sciences and new Medical School key element of Horizon 2020 Academic Schools/Institutes

27 Photographs courtesy of South Australia Tourism Commission, Sam Noonan, Education Adelaide, Raffen Maron Architects Pty. Ltd. (Fashid Assassi), Thank you

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