5.30–7pm Monday 14 October
(Networking opportunity from 5–5.30pm)
Presented by The Centre of Visual Art (CoVA) and the Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne.
In 2018, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine in the US released a report, ‘Branches from the Same Tree: Integrating Arts and Humanities with STEMM in Higher Education,’ which drew on a growing concern that disciplinary specialisation in higher education is poorly calibrated to the challenges and opportunities of our time.
The report examines evidence which suggests that educational and career outcomes (for undergraduate and graduate students) can be improved when educational programs mutually integrate learning experiences in the humanities and arts with science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM).
In this lecture, Professor Gunalan Nadarajan, an author of the report, will present some of the key conclusions and recommendations, and discuss opportunities and challenges for higher education in Australia and the region. Responses to the presentation will be given by Rose Hiscock, Director of Museums and Collections, University of Melbourne and Director of Science Gallery Melbourne; and Professor Jon Cattapan, Director, Victorian College of the Arts.