Confirmed Sponsors

Conference Dinner Sponsor

Griffith University was created to be a different kind of university—challenging conventions, responding to trends and pioneering solutions through innovative teaching and research. Its high quality degrees are specifically designed to prepare students for the future, and are developed in consultation with industry, based on cutting-edge research, and taught by Australia’s most awarded teachers. Since its beginning, Griffith has been deeply connected to the Asian region, environmentally aware, open to the community and industry focused. Always ahead of its time, Griffith introduced Australia’s first degrees in a range of important areas, including modern Asian studies and environmental science. It is a recognised leader in online education, and has offered award-winning online programs for nearly 20 years. Today, Griffith ranks in the top three per cent of universities worldwide. At Griffith, students benefit from an extensive network of industry partners to gain the skills and confidence that employers want.

Griffith University is proud to be the host university of the 2017 EPHEA Conference.

Conference Satchel Sponsor

UniSuper is Australia’s dedicated superannuation fund for people working in the higher education and research sector. With more than 400,000 members and around $60 billion in net assets under management, we’re one of Australia’s largest super funds.

UniSuper is also one of Australia’s most awarded super funds, reflecting our ongoing commitment to deliver greater retirement outcomes for our members, by providing them with the best products and services, along with strong investment returns.

We are proud of the contribution the higher education sector makes in Australia and are thrilled to be supporting our university partners at the 2017 Equity Practitioners in Higher Education Australasia Conference.

Morning Tea & Afternoon Tea Break

Monash University is the largest university in Australia, ranked in the world’s top 100 and a member of the prestigious Group of Eight. We’re named after Sir John Monash, and fuelled by his desire for our students to leave here with a greater sense of purpose, and the skills and confidence to create positive change.

In under 60 years, we’ve grown from a single campus into an education and research powerhouse with a presence on four continents, committed to the challenges of the age.

Our work is making an impact all over the world, from bringing clean water to villages in Africa to creating new life-saving medicines. With four Australian campuses, one in Malaysia, and over 100 international partners, we’re making a difference on a global scale.

Morning Tea Break Sponsor

USC is one of Australia’s fastest growing regional universities, and at just over 20 years of age is one of the world’s top 150 young universities.

USC offers flexible study options across more than 120 programs at a network of teaching locations between Brisbane and the Fraser Coast. Programs include a focus on practical, hands-on learning, with innovative teaching spaces and excellent staff-to-student ratios. Students consistently rate USC as one of the best universities in Australia for teaching quality and overall student experience.

USC’s international reputation for research is growing every year, with 14 research fields now rated at world standard or above. Leading research areas include environmental science and management, nursing and health sciences, biological sciences, ecology, agricultural and veterinary sciences, fisheries science and clinical sciences.

USC is currently progressing toward the opening of a new flagship campus in Moreton Bay. Expected to open in 2020, the new campus will cater for up to 10,000 additional students and will offer a comprehensive range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs.

Lanyard Sponsor

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise.

Since 1887, our inner-city campus has been a vital part of the City of Melbourne, from the 1880s boom through world wars, the Great Depression and renewed prosperity during the second half of the 20th century.

During the 1990s, the institution gained university status and developed campuses in Bundoora and Brunswick in the city’s northern suburbs, and later in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi in Vietnam. In 2013, RMIT opened a research and industry collaboration centre in Barcelona, Spain.

RMIT has a reputation for excellence in professional and vocational education, applied research, and engagement with the needs of industry and the community. As one of the world’s most globalised universities, we are committed to providing students with the learning, teaching and research training to excel in an open world economy.

We are committed to engaging students in active learning, and to fostering innovation in curriculum design so that students graduate with appropriate skills. Pathways between vocational and higher education offer students flexible entry opportunities, or the option of qualifications combining the best of both.

Inclusion is one of RMIT’s key values. We create life-changing opportunities for all, welcome students and staff from diverse backgrounds, honour the identity and knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nations, and are an accessible and open institution dedicated to serving the needs of the whole community.

Welcome Reception

The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching institutions. We strive for excellence through the creation, preservation, transfer and application of knowledge. For more than a century, we have educated and worked with outstanding people to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world.

NCSEHE Forum Sponsorship

Funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training, the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE) aims to inform public policy design and institutional practice to improve higher education participation and success for marginalised and disadvantaged people.
The Centre provides national leadership in student equity in higher education, connecting practitioners, researchers and stakeholders through equity policy and program evaluation, equity policy and planning research, and the curation and dissemination of student equity data. Research funded by the NCSEHE contributes to a growing evidence base and informs discussion on the development of student equity policy and practice.

For more information, visit or contact the NCSEHE directly via email at

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