Regional Strategy presented to AW

Regional Strategy presented to AW

18 Aug 2009

La Trobe University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Paul Johnson, and members of the Senior Management Group, were in Albury-Wodonga on August 14 to present La Trobe University’s Regional Strategic Plan 2009 – 2012. 

Paul Johnson

After a series of meetings involving staff and key community stakeholders, the Vice-Chancellor   and members of the Senior Management Group presented the Regional Strategic Plan to  invited representatives of key organisations within the region at 5pm in the Main Lecture Theatre.

The Regional Strategic Plan is a bold plan designed to benefit the economic, social and cultural fabric of regional communities including Albury-Wodonga and surrounds. 

‘It’s a major stride forward for regional higher education, and it follows the Federal Government’s vote of confidence in the University with a $60 million Budget allocation,’ said Professor Johnson.  

At a glance: The Regional Strategic Plan 2009 – 2012
Some performance measures that will determine the success of La Trobe University’s Regional Strategic Plan 2009 – 2012 include:

1. Increase demand for higher education
•    Increase full time student numbers on regional campuses by 20% (to 5500)
•    Increase participation levels of identified student equity groups by 10%
•    Increase international student population on regional campuses by 50%.

2. Remove or lessen structural barriers to make it easier to study in regional  Victoria
•    Offer different modes of study
•    Share planning with local partners (including local government).

3. Conduct high impact research relevant to regional communities
•    Increase higher degree by research students
•    Increase level and depth of research on and across each campus.   

4. Increase engagement with the community
•    Strengthen regional alumni
•    Build research partnerships with communities.


For further information, contact Reinhard Beissbarth on (02) 6024 9784.




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