Australian Symposium

17 - 18 April, Melbourne, Australia | Symposium

Preliminary dates, subject to change.

We’re excited to announce a symposium in Melbourne in April 2024, co-hosted by Swinburne University.

The symposium will be an opportunity to spotlight a pioneering university model where industry partnerships are at its foundation, and connect our passionate Australian community. It will bring together industry leaders, key government officials, researchers and students to collaborate on a solutions-based approach to driving change.

The symposium came out of a Memorandum of Understanding co-signed at our 2023 Annual Conference in Budapest, Hungary.

We can’t wait to head down under again and reconnect with our Aussie community!

Read Swinburne’s official media release.

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“Enhancing the impact of education and research at universities can only be done with all parties at the table. This Symposium will serve as a co-creation space to collaboratively build solutions for mutually beneficial partnerships and unlock the full potential of universities,” said Arno Meerman, Chief Executive Officer of UIIN.

“It will offer a valuable platform for our community to discuss some of the key challenges in external engagement and provide practical solutions to universities, SMEs, large industry and government stakeholders alike”.

Swinburne University campus from above at night
Swinburne University campus from above at night

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Swinburne University of Technology logoSwinburne University of Technology is a world-class university creating social and economic impacts through science, technology and innovation. Founded in 1908 by the Honourable George and Ethel Swinburne as the ‘Eastern Suburbs Technical College’, Swinburne has continued to evolve, gaining university status in 1992.

Swinburne has three campuses located in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne — at Hawthorn, Croydon and Wantirna — offering tertiary education for higher education as well as Pathways and Vocational Education (PAVE). As a dual-sector university, Swinburne offers higher education and Pathways and Vocational Education (PAVE) and offers courses in a broad range of disciplines. Their close ties with industry provide students with opportunities for valuable workplace experiences during their studies. Underpinned by leading digital technology platforms, Swinburne’s researchers are collaborating with industry through embedded partnerships to drive innovation and create impact.