Victoria U’s turn for state funding

The state government will provide $17.2m to Victoria U for three “innovation hubs.”

The money is from the state’s $350m HE Investment Fund which supports “applied research and infrastructure projects.”

Unlike a bunch of other unis’ infrastructure projects, VU is supported for support and service, modelling job and skill demand in Melbourne’s west, help for disadvantaged communities and research on access to post-school education and training.

The scheme is great value for the Vic Government, winning plaudits from vice chancellors who are not well-inclined towards the federal government’s absence of job support last year.