Keep It Clever

Universities Australia

Universities Australia is the voice of Australia’s universities. When our universities are strong, so is our economy and the country as a whole.

Our role is to ensure that Australia has the policies that lead to a vibrant and internationally competitive university sector.

Our universities do so much more than teach our future highly skilled workforce. Australian universities are at the forefront of research into the causes and cures of many debilitating health conditions. Some of the life-changing inventions from Australia’s university researchers including world-first vaccines for cervical cancer and influenza, soft contact lenses, the Cochlear implant, spray-on skin for burns victims and a needle-free, refrigeration-free vaccine skin patch.

But if we want Australia’s potential to really take off, investment in our universities is critical.

Exciting discoveries like this are only possible if we support Australia’s universities. Help keep Australia clever.

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Globally connected

There are now 8,515 formal agreements (up from 4,474 in 2003) between Australian universities and their global counterparts, enabling crucial research collaborations and the exchange of students and staff. These include 1,237 in China, 967 in the US, 572 in Germany, 479 in Japan and 466 in France. Through Universities Australia, the sector also has major country-to-country agreements with China, Japan, India, the US, the UK, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, France, Spain, Israel, Peru, Colombia and Brazil.