Research Seminars

The Melbourne CSHE schedules regular seminars on key and topical issues relating to teaching and learning in higher education. These seminars are public events, and information on the upcoming events features on the homepage.

Higher Education Policy

Commencing in 2007, University of Melbourne has hosted an annual series of high-profile public seminars on tertiary education public policy. These seminars have addressed contemporary national debates, and have provided a forum for leaders from across Australia's education and government sectors to discuss issues of national importance and interest. Read more about this series


Innovations in teaching and learning

This series has a strong focus on teaching and learning research and evaluation including case studies and empirical investigations of innovation in practice. Topics cover a broad range of teaching and learning innovations often focusing on the use of technology in higher education, but not exclusively so. The seminars are presented by a range of academics from both within the University and from other Australian and international universities. See upcoming seminars.


Issues and ideas in higher education

This fortnightly research and policy seminar series are open to any member of the University and public and are designed to stimulate discussion and reflection in relation to higher education. See upcoming seminars.


Graduate research conference

Organised by students, for students, the CSHE Graduate Research Conference provides an opportunity for CSHE and LH Martin Institute students to hear about what others are working on, engage in discussions about critical issues in higher education research, and fine-tune their presentation skills in a conference-like setting.

The conference will be held each year, and it is expected that each student will present at the conference once every two years.

Please note that this conference is for Centre for the Study of Higher Education and LH Martin Institute for Tertiary Education Leadership and Management students, staff and affiliates only.

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Occasional research and policy seminars

In addition to the regular seminars the Melbourne CSHE also holds occasional research and policy seminars at varying times led by international and other visiting scholars. These seminars are open to any member of the University and public and are designed to stimulate discussion and reflection in relation to higher education, on a broad range of topics. The normal seminar format is a crisp presentation followed by discussion among those present. Further information..