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Tehan wants vice-chancellors to help design industry linkage fund

Minister invites nominations for panel members to guide STEM-focused academia-industry programme

Federal education minister Dan Tehan has called for expressions of interest from university vice-chancellors to join a national advisory panel that will design a $900 million federal fund to help students and researchers gain industry experience.

The initiative was announced on 19 June by Tehan as part of a major reform package for Australia’s tertiary education system. If the package is passed by both houses of parliament, it will be the most significant overhaul of Australian higher education in more than 30 years.

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