Transforming transparency: Clarifying higher education for all

Presented by Professor Hamish Coates Universities have assumed a greater role than ever before in public life, leading to fresh and growing interest in understanding what they do and deliver.

Professor Coates will review recent higher education transparency developments, by first defining the idea of transparency in light of new institutional and operating economies. A series of guiding principles for advancing higher education will be explored. Professor Coates will further analyse prominent policies and practices and emerging trends, while highlighting the nature and maturity of transparency.

Professor Hamish Coates Hamish Coates is a Professor of Higher Education at the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education (CSHE), University of Melbourne.

He was Founding Director of Higher Education Research at the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) from 2006 to 2013, and between 2010 and 2013 was also the LH Martin Institute Program Director for Tertiary Leadership and Management. Hamish completed his PhD in 2005 at the University of Melbourne, and subsequent executive training at INSEAD and the Melbourne Business School.