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News Updates

7 October 2015
After Pyne flop, Australia's tertiary sector needs a redesign

LH Martin Institute Director Leo Goedegebuure and Melbourne CSHE Director Richard James on the way forward for Australia's tertiary...

2 October 2015
OECD comparisons don't prove our unis are underfunded

Program Director Geoff Sharrock questions claims that Australia doesn't fund its universities enough in The Conversation.

16 September 2015
Stimulus paper on shared leadership now available

Read the Leadership Foundation's latest stimulus paper on shared leadership, co-written by our Program Director Heather Davis.

Insights Blog

5 October 2015
Participation - the magic ingredient for good service design

ThinkPlace Principal and Partner Darren Menachemson on what makes a good service design - and how experiences fall flat.

28 September 2015
Managing change at universities the importance of executive support

UC Berkeley Vice Provost Prof. Andrew Szeri writes about the importance of executive support in large scale change initiatives.

21 September 2015
Service excellence in tertiary education - is it possible and how will we know when we get there?

Australian Catholic University Deputy Vice-Chancellor and COO Dr Stephen Weller on the pursuit of service excellence.


What's Happening?

Programs | Events

Leading and Managing in Universities: Critical Insights for Academic and Corporate Leaders

Leadership and management workshops for Heads of School/Dept and corporate directors/managers.

Emerging Leaders and Managers Program

Program for new and aspiring managers to develop leadership skills and capacities.

Emerging Leaders and Managers Program - Bridging

Program to enable current eLAMP individual study participants to articulate into graduate certificate courses

2015 Service Improvement and Innovation in Universities

Conference on successful service improvement, driving innovation and enhancing customer experience.

Simulation exercise on research strategy and management

A simulation exercise on research strategy and management coinciding with the 2015 ARMS conference in...

Change Dynamics in Continental European Higher Education

A presentation on the reforms taking place in Europe to turn higher education institutions into 'integrated...

Research & Projects

Vocations: the link between post-compulsory education and the labour market

A three-year project funded by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) to investigate how to improve pathways within education, within work and between them.

Australian Institution Profiles

This project seeks to shift the discussion of institutional diversity in Australian higher education to a more considered level.


Research Report
Bolden, R., Jones, S., Davis, H. and Gentle, P. Developing and Sustaining Shared Leadership in Higher Education. London: Leadership Foundation for Higher Education.
Research Report
Bell, S. and Yates, L., 2015. Women in the Science Research Workforce: Identifying and Sustaining the Diversity Advantage. Melbourne: LH Martin Institute, University of Melbourne.
Refereed Journal Article
Bentley, P. J. (2015). Cross-country differences in publishing productivity of academics in research universities. Scientometrics, 102(1), 865-883. doi: 10.1007/s10734-011-9457-4
Research Report
Coates, H., Edwards, D., Goedegebuure, L., Thakur, M., van der Brugge, E. and van Vught, F. 2013. Profiling diversity of Australian universities. Melbourne: LH Martin Institute and ACER.