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Education Minister Jason Clare is expected to release the Universities Accord interim report tomorrow at the National Press Club. Science & Technology Australia will be available for rapid analysis and reaction.

The Universities Accord is being led by a panel of eminent Australians chaired by Professor Mary O’Kane AC. The panel has been asked to develop a visionary plan for the country’s higher education sector. Minister Clare will discuss the panel’s interim report tomorrow.

Science & Technology Australia CEO Misha Schubert will be available for interviews today to set the scene – and tomorrow for rapid response to the interim report.

“The Universities Accord is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to strengthen access to the nation’s universities and set a bold goal to scale-up Australia’s R&D ambitions by making a much deeper investment in university research,” she said.

“That will be crucial to deliver Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s vision for a “future powered by science”.”

“The science and tech sector wants the Accord to unveil a visionary plan to strengthen investment in R&D in Australia with a bold roadmap to scale up public investment,” she said.

“That’s what the UK has done to secure its economic future and ensure it can seize opportunities to create new jobs and income streams for its people driven by major research advances in science and technology.”

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