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The university sector’s value proposition for AUKUS

8 Mar 2024

Challenges in the of operationalising Australian context the strategic intent Social license around AUKUS Stakeholders agree the challenge of building social license for AUKUS is particularly acute in the Aus- Universities across the three countries agree they tralian context, where government discourse has are well-placed to add value to government through been constrained by the need to reestabl. [...] A “retreat to the optimal pathway.5 the Anglosphere”? Nuclear safety Australian roundtable participants identify nucle- While universities are eager to grasp the AUKUS ar safety as among the most prescient social license opportunity and to play a leading role in devel- concerns and note the high standards the United oping social license for AUKUS, they harbour States and the United Kingdom have se. [...] The report highlighted examples of The primary aim of Australia, the United States US and UK co-creation labs, including the Johns and the United Kingdom’s respective defence Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory accelerators — the Advanced Strategic Capabilities (APL), as models for leveraging greater university Accelerator (ASCA), the Defence Innovation Unit input into the defence ecosys. [...] He is also founder and Co-Chair of the UK Universities Overseas Campus Network (2021) and as the European Representative for Marketing and Communications on the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education’s Global Commission (2021). [...] Over almost a decade at the University of Nottingham, he has established the Institute for Policy and Engagement and served as the Director of Global and Political Affairs between 2018-2022; where he led on UK international government relations, reputation, campaigns and the development of the university’s civic strategy.
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