Institute of Education


University strategic positioning as a veneer obscuring institutional diversity

19 January 2022, 12:00 pm–1:00 pm

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In this webinar, Dr Julian Zipparo will present on the topic of university strategic positioning.

This event is free.

Event Information

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Centre for Higher Education Studies (CHES)

While institutional diversity has underpinned Australian higher education policy for several decades, the economic fallout of the pandemic has reinvigorated calls for greater differentiation between Australian universities.

This research qualitatively explored the issue through the strategic positioning of universities, with the results providing a counterpoint to what has become a consensus of sector homogeneity.  

This event will be particularly useful for those interested in policies and practicies in higher education.

CHES research events

CHES research events provide a forum for academic debate, policy analysis and practice insight in higher education, supporting the exchange of theories, methods and data across social sciences.


About the Speaker

Dr Julian Zipparo

Executive Manager at the University of Technology Sydney Research Office

Julian Zipparo

Dr Julian Zipparo has had 16 years of experience in research management roles in Australian higher education, before completing a PhD in Higher Education at the University of New South Wales, Sydney.

His areas of expertise include the research policy and program landscape, and how they intersect with university strategic behaviour and research decision making.

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