U21 turns 21

Days after Ian Jacobs (VC, UNSW) pitched universities as engines of economic growth and social improvement his university and the other 24 member institutions in the Universitas 21 (sorry, no idea) group meet at the University of Melbourne today to celebrate its 21st anniversary.

U21 was founded by then UniMelbourne VC Alan Gilbert, for research-intensive universities to collaborate across continents. UNSW, UnIMelb, UoQ and UniAuckland are the ANZ members.

The conference will consider big data in teaching and learning.


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