The future of universities

Join us for the final Bold Thinking Series lecture for 2017 in La Trobe University’s 50th Anniversary year. The conversation will explore the history of Australian Universities, debate their role in today’s modern society and ask what the future could and should be in the decades to come?  What are the challenges and what is needed for the students, industry and the community at large from universities?


  • Professor Glyn Davis AC, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Melbourne, Professor of Political Science, Faculty of Arts.
  • Professor John Dewar, Vice-Chancellor and President of La Trobe University
  • Professor Margaret Gardner AO, Vice-Chancellor and President of Monash University

Recorded on 22 November 2017 at the State Library Victoria Theatrette

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