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The University of Newcastle Triple Helix Conceptualisation, Story Telling Priority and Indigenous Connection

Engagement and Triple Helix model for Civically Engaged universities—three ripples out

The conceptualisation of a large comprehensive public university has evolved from originally being focused on dissemination of knowledge through teaching, to creation of new knowledge by research, and most recently co-creation of civic participation with the broader community.  In this way, we reject the historical ‘town and gown’ divide, or view of university engagement only as subservient to teaching and research, and embrace a ‘triple helix model’ of a modern university. This presentation sets out how University of Newcastle lives this theoretical construct and how it influences and modifies our approach to traditional university activities. 

Community Partnerships and Storytelling – keeping it real

The last 18 months have taught us that community is more important than ever. At the University of Newcastle, we have put our community at the heart of our strategy and built a storytelling ecosystem to connect in a genuine, relevant and authentic way with them. 

long-term strategic approach to Indigenous education, research and engagement

We are proud of our record in Indigenous higher education, research and engagement, which has been driven by relationships with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and through the work of the Wollotuka Institute. 

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