Originally published by the University of Melbourne Newsroom


Last year Dr Gwilym Croucher pursued his post-doctoral research at the University of California, Berkley as a new Fulbright scholar.

The scholarship support Australian recipients for professional development in the United States and promote cultural and educational exchange between nations.

Dr Croucher is a senior lecturer in the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education and Principal Policy Adviser at the University of Melbourne’s Chancellery.

He will be based at the Center for Studies in Higher Education at UC and will examine how universities and governments can best ensure ongoing support for research in era of growing politicisation of science.

“University-based research efforts are crucial to solving global challenges, from climate change to improving human health,” Dr Croucher says.


“The Fulbright is a chance to work with colleagues in California on pressing questions of how research universities in Australia and the US can continue to thrive when faced with emerging challenges of resourcing and legitimacy.”

Professor Susan Elliott, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International) and Deputy Provost, says the awarding of a Fulbright scholarship to Dr Croucher underlines the University of Melbourne’s world-class reputation for research and teaching.

“Fulbright Scholarships support outstanding graduates and recognise the potential international impact of their research aspirations,” Professor Elliott says.

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