Australian Innovation Research Centre

Innovation in Australian and New Zealand Universities

Innovation in Australian and New Zealand Universities

Release of the preliminary results for Management and Service Innovations in Australian and New Zealand Universities.



A world-first study on innovation in Higher Education by the Australian Innovation Research Centre (AIRC) at University of Tasmania and the LH Martin Institute at University of Melbourne, has shown that Australian and New Zealand universities are prolific innovators.

The project involved an extensive survey of managerial and service innovations in 39 Australian and six New Zealand universities. The survey sought to identify the types of innovations occurring within universities, the reasons why universities are innovating, institutional activities supporting or inhibiting innovation, investment and resources for innovation, the use of "best practise" innovation strategies, the outcomes of innovation and the obstacles to innovation.

The report found that the majority of universities are using a range of methods to support innovative activities.

In 2015 LHMI and AIRC signed a cooperation agreement to join forces in areas of mutual interest. This report is the first collaborative work between LHMI and AIRC.

A copy of the Preliminary report of descriptive results can be accessed here (1.51MB).

Further information about this project and other papers or reports are available here.