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Interview: Jane den Hollander on Deakin Uni’s role in the transformation of Geelong

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“We’re contributing by first of all producing people with relevant employability skills for this next generation and for thinking about some of the industries for the future…So that’s our contribution: educating the next generation and doing the research that matters to the community we serve…”

Watch the AARNet interview with Professor Jane den Hollander, Vice Chancellor & President of Deakin University. Professor den Hollander talks about Deakin University’s role in the transformation of Geelong, Victoria, from a manufacturing to a knowledge-based economy.  Equipping young people in the region with the skills they need to participate in the workforce is paramount to growth in the region.

She talks about an innovative project that aims to address the digital divide, overcome cost and other barriers to access to broadband and level the playing field for education opportunities for school age kids by connecting every school in the city to AARNet via Deakin.

This project is a great example of the university’s role as an ‘anchor tenant’ for network infrastructure in regional communities, enabling schools and other institutions involved in research and education to access the network services and transforming digital technologies they need to compete in the digital age.


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