Professor Bruce Chapman will be awarded the Universitas 21 2018 Gilbert Medal which recognises outstanding contribution to international higher education.
It is an honour to receive the Gilbert Medal, named after a committed university leader who understood well the value of the effective internationalisation of higher education. My goal with research and policy engagement has been defined by the critical role played in higher education by policies towards financing. Most student loans systems around the world are in trouble or in crisis, and there are useful and evidence-based ways to explore how to best to reform these systems to be more inclusive and fairer. Professor Bruce Chapman
Professor Chapman will be awarded the Gilbert Medal at the U21 AGM hosted at the University of Melbourne in early May. The 2018 Awards Ceremony will be held in a new gallery, Buxton Contemporary located at the University of Melbourne’s arts precinct at its Southbank campus. The gallery is supported by a significant philanthropic gift and endowment by Michael Buxton and family. Michael Buxton has donated his private contemporary Australian art collection to the University of Melbourne, which features more than 300 works by significant Australian artists including Howard Arkley, Ricky Swallow, Tracey Moffat, Emily Floyd and Bill Henson. Delegates will have the opportunity to view artworks following the awards presentation.
His world-leading innovation in higher education funding has had a sustained impact for almost three decades. The longevity and international reach of Professor Chapman’s contributions to higher education sets him apart and makes him a richly deserved winner of the U21 Gilbert Medal.