Australia’s education sector drives investment and fosters skills and knowledge in innovation, research and collaboration, both within Australia and internationally.

Our Education focus:

Supporting you to navigate the changing education sector landscape

We recognise that since Australia and the world emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic, the contemporary education sector has continued to face both opportunities and challenges.

This has included meeting learning and experiential needs of students, attracting and retaining the best academics and operational team, and capitalising on Australia’s reputation as an education destination for international students.

Funding and revenue streams remain complex. Universities are looking to commercialise the intellectual property assets they generate by forming partnerships with the private sector. Education providers are grappling with securing sustainable funding and maintaining positive revenue streams, while tackling practical operational issues such as the purchase or development of quality facilities to support students, including student housing.

As organisations holding considerable amounts of data, education providers must contend with legal requirements around governance, privacy and cyber-security.

Maddocks is highly optimistic about the future for Australian education, but pragmatic about the challenges that lie ahead. We work across the industry, offering legal and advisory services to universities, colleges, schools, government and regulators, as well as senior executives and in-house counsel to help you manage risk and grow your opportunities.

Find out more about our team’s particular capabilities, their latest insights and recent matters below.

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