Research and Higher Education in Australia


This talk aims to provide an overview of the research paradigm and directions in Australia. It will consider the "big picture" from the historic and current perspectives with a discussion on issues faced by researchers and management. Recent changes of government policies will also be covered. An introduction to Murdoch University and descriptions on some of the research work at the School of Information Technology will be given. Target audience for the talk are students who are considering research study, and university management/researchers who seek opportunities for research collaboration in Australia.


Prof. Lance C.C. Fung
Associate Professor, Faculty Research Director
Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia

Date & Time

25 Oct 2011 (Tuesday) 10:00 - 11:00



Organized by

Department of Computer and Information Science


Lance C.C. Fung is the current Research Director of the Faculty of Law, Business and IT at Murdoch University. Lance was born in Hong Kong and he received his PhD degree from the University of Western Australia, and his Master of Engineering and Bachelor of Science with First Class Honour degrees from the University of Wales, Cardiff. He has previously worked at Singapore Polytechnic and Curtin University of Technology, WA. Lance has published over 150 academic and technical papers in book chapters, learned journals and proceedings of international conferences. A selection of his papers can be found at:,_Lance_=28Chun_Che=29.html

Lance is an elected member of the Murdoch University Senate, Academic Council, and Associate Dean of Research in the School of IT. He is also a member of the Board of Governors, IEEE Systems, Man & Cybernetics Society. Lance is passionate in Higher Education and the promotion of international collaboration through professional bodies such as IEEE.