News

Australian Universities Accord

December 2022

As members are no doubt aware, consultation has begun on the Australian Universities Accord, the first broad review of the higher education system since the 2008 Review of Higher Education (the Bradley Review). The first stage of the process is determining the priorities for the Accord and  interested stakeholders and organisations are invited to make… Continue Reading»

News

Nominations for 2023 ACGR Awards for Excellence now open

December 2022

Nominations for the ACGR Excellence in Graduate Research Education Awards are now open and will close at 5pm on 20 March 2023. These awards recognise and reward excellence in higher degree research supervision, leadership and industry engagement and also contribute to good practice in higher degree research (HDR) supervision and leadership across Australia and New… Continue Reading»

News

ACGR Response to Inquiry into Australia’s tourism and international education sectors  

December 2022

Building on our discussion and consequent input at the November meeting, ACGR has prepared and submitted its response to the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade (JSCFADT)’s inquiry into Australia’s tourism and international education sectors. The ACGR response considers the impact of international graduate research programs and candidates on our economy and… Continue Reading»

News

Incoming ACGR Executive Director announced

December 2022

ACGR is pleased to introduce Tracy Sullivan as our incoming Executive Director in 2023. ACGR has contracted Ed Sapiens Consulting for the provision of executive services commencing 1 January 2023 and Tracy will be our lead contact, supported by Andrew McKenna. Tracy has twenty years of experience in the education, training, and higher education sectors… Continue Reading»

ACGR Update

December update

December 2022

Message from ACGR President Dear ACGR friends and colleagues, With the final stages of 2022 firmly in sight, we once again express our sincere appreciation to the ACGR community for the varied and thoughtful contributions so generously provided throughout the year. It was both lovely and energising to reconnect with so many of you at… Continue Reading»

News

Professor Clive Baldock named ACGR President Elect

November 2022

Professor Clive Baldock from Western Sydney University has been endorsed as President Elect of the Australian Council for Graduate Research (ACGR). The ACGR Annual General Meeting, held at ANU in Canberra on November 14, was part of proceedings for ACGR’s two-day National Meeting attended by more than 90 delegates from Australia and New Zealand universities.… Continue Reading»

Events

ACGR National Meeting commences in Canberra

November 2022

ACGR has welcomed more than 90 member representatives and their nominated colleagues from across the country to our first face to face national meeting since 2019. With a focus on focus on connection and ensuring a quality future for graduate research education, the two day meeting is taking place on November 14 and 15 at… Continue Reading»

News

Inquiry into Australia’s tourism and international education sectors

November 2022

Members are advised that The Minister for Trade and Tourism, Senator the Hon Don Farrell, has requested the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade (JSCFADT), through its Trade Subcommittee, to inquire into Australia’s tourism and international education sectors. The inquiry will explore the challenges and opportunities presented to both sectors since the… Continue Reading»

ACGR Update

ACGR November Update

November 2022

Entering the final stages of 2022 and with our National Conference fast approaching, we would like to take this opportunity to express our heartfelt thanks to all ACGR member representatives and especially those on our Executive for the diverse and valued contributions so generously provided over the course of the year. It has been a… Continue Reading»

Events

Researcher Integrity and Ethics in HDR Webinar

October 2022

The seventh and final ACGR webinar for 2022 ‘Researcher Integrity and Ethics in HDR ‘ was held on Friday 21 October. Chaired by Professor Anne-Marie Hede, the session commenced an important ACGR focus on integrity and ethics. Typified by lively and engaged discussion participants explored how the management of academic integrity and research integrity intersect… Continue Reading»

News

TEQSA releases revised guidance note on research and research training

October 2022

The Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency recently released a “a major revision” of its guidance note on research and research training. Crossing checking the final version against the ACGR response submitted during the consultation process reveals that 9 of our 12 recommendations have been adopted. The TEQSA Research and Research Training Guidance notes can… Continue Reading»

News

ResearchMaster Enterprise Higher Degree Research solution

October 2022

Did you know that the ResearchMaster Enterprise Higher Degree Research solution allows you to manage the whole thesis examination process from end to end, securely, from anywhere? Using our dedicated eForms and workflows, you can request thesis submissions or resubmissions, assign examiners, complete and store assessment details and keep complete and comprehensive records of submissions… Continue Reading»

News

Forrest Research Foundation PhD Scholarships 2023 applications open

October 2022

The Forrest Research Foundation is offering up to 9 prestigious three-year PhD scholarships to outstanding researchers from around the world to conduct paradigm-shifting research at any of Western Australia’s five universities. Who can apply Open to candidates of any nationality, working on any subject. You will require an outstanding academic track record (minimum GPA of… Continue Reading»

ACGR Update

ACGR October Update

October 2022

Moving into the final (and ever increasingly busy) stages of 2022, we hope our October Members Update finds you all well. We start with a happy but cautionary reminder that places are filling quickly for our second ACGR National Meeting, scheduled to take place at ANU in Canberra on November 14 & 15. Places are… Continue Reading»

Events

Recording of ‘Authority and Advocacy’ by Professor Pat Buckley

September 2022

On 15 September 2022 ACGR delivered another of its national programs specifically designed to support Associate and/or Deputy Deans of Graduate Research, HDR Directors or equivalent and other academics aspiring to senior graduate research portfolio roles. The ‘2022 ACGR Leadership Program’ was facilitated by experienced DDOGS and participants and aimed to develop a toolkit of… Continue Reading»

Events

‘Graduate Research in Context’ by Professor Susan Kinnear (recording)

September 2022

On 15 September 2022 ACGR delivered another of its national programs specifically designed to support Associate and/or Deputy Deans of Graduate Research, HDR Directors or equivalent and other academics aspiring to senior graduate research portfolio roles. The ‘2022 ACGR Leadership Program’ was facilitated by experienced DDOGS and participants and aimed to develop a toolkit of… Continue Reading»

Events

‘Researcher Integrity and Ethics in HDR’ webinar rescheduled

September 2022

Please note, the upcoming ACGR Webinar ‘Researcher Integrity and Ethics in HDR’ has been rescheduled due to a public holiday. The event will now be held on 21 October 2022. The updated details are as follows: ACGR Webinar 7 ‘Researcher Integrity and Ethics in HDR’ What can Deans and Directors of Graduate Research do to… Continue Reading»

Initiatives

Call for contributions – ACGR Graduate Research Impact Blog

September 2022

The ACGR’s Graduate Research Impact Blog is a digital platform for knowledge exchange between academics, graduate researchers and all their stakeholders. It aims to provide a forum to comment on current issues and advances in graduate research. The Impact Blog also provides a platform for member institutions to profile examples of excellence, innovation and best… Continue Reading»