La Trobe backs new Indigenous Strategy

La Trobe University is proud to partner with universities across Australia to support a landmark national strategy to lift enrolments and completion rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Universities across Australia will work together to grow the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled by 50 per cent above the growth rate of non-indigenous students.

The Universities Australia Indigenous Strategy 2017-2020 sets a target of equal success and completion rates for Indigenous students to non-Indigenous students in the same fields of study over the next decade.

La Trobe University Vice-Chancellor, Professor John Dewar said the university has a long history of supporting Indigenous students and welcomed the new strategy.

“La Trobe is committed to increasing Indigenous student enrolments which will only help to grow the already strong Indigenous culture and research we have across all our campuses.”

“Together with our Indigenous Strategy and Education department we are continually looking at ways to close the gap for Indigenous people.” Professor Dewar said.

The strategy was developed in consultation with the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Higher Education Consortium (NATSIHEC).

Media Contact: Dylan May – d.may@latrobe.edu.au - 9479 5353 / 0407125909

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