Eidos is a completely independent, not-for-profit organisation, dedicated to the value of ideas and social change. Our point of difference is the depth and capacity for influence our network affords. Eidos consists of a network of a growing body of industry partners and 14 member universities:
Universities are the breeding ground for ideas. As an independent think tank, Eidos represents the perfect way to multiply and mobilize these ideas and turn them into concrete proposals for social change.
Our network builds momentum and power off the increasing need for connectivity between public servants, academics and the private sector and proudly counts itself amongst a new wave of think tanks which are rapidly becoming major social agents and key players on the Australian political scene.
Eidos Collaborative Architecture 2001-2011
Statistical analysis contribution:
Dr Peter Grimbeck:Peter has worked for more than a decade as stats/methods advisor in settings that have included QUT, Griffith University, University of New England, and the University of Tasmania. Peter has also worked as a private consultant since the mid-1990s, including a number of EIDOS projects. Peter has highly developed skills in designing, developing, and analysing surveys, and statistical interests include the use of SPSS Optimal Scaling for demographic variables, AMOS for structural equation modelling, Winsteps for Rasch analysis, and Leximancer (http://www.leximancer.com/) for automated text analysis. In 2008-09, Peter played a critical role in the Eidos/Allen Consulting project in the Skills Gap Study of Bahrain with roles in relation to data collection and analysis. Peter contributed significantly to developing and analysing four surveys of business employers, their employees, training institutions, and their graduates. These surveys were negotiated with the client to ensure the data would produce consistent and robust analysis of employment, skills, qualifications and attitudes to skills formation for 11 key economic activities. As well as basic descriptive and inferential analyses, Peter used exploratory and confirmatory factor analytic procedures to identify themes in the attitudes of employees to work.
The Australian Catholic University represents the accumulated achievements of one hundred and fifty years of Catholic tertiary education. Growing from an historic base in teacher education, it now educates over 18,400 students across a variety of disciplines.
CQUniversity Australia is an internationally, nationally and regionally networked and engaged university based in Rockhampton, Queensland. A leading provider of distance education, the University also has campuses in Bundaberg, Gladstone, Mackay and Emerald plus a delivery site on the Sunshine Coast. The University also operates international campuses in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, and the Gold Coast
Charles Darwin University (CDU) is founded on 50 years of delivering tertiary education in the Northern Territory (NT), Australia. CDU is the NT's largest tertiary institution, with campuses in the Darwin suburb of Casuarina, Palmerston, Alice Springs, Katherine and Nhulunbuy, and training centres in Jabiru, Tennant Creek and Yulara. CDU was formed in 2003 through a merger between the Northern Territory University, Alice Springs-based Centralian College, NT Rural College in Katherine, and the Menzies School of Health Research.
Since opening its doors in 1975, Griffith University has come to be regarded as one of Australia's most innovative tertiary institutions and one of the most influential universities in the Asia-Pacific region.
Each of Griffith's five campuses, spanning Australia’s fastest growing corridor from Brisbane to the Gold Coast, has specific areas of teaching and research strength and works closely with its local community. With more than 36 000 students from 124 countries, Griffith is Australia’s ninth largest higher education provider.
Today Griffith’s strategic research investment places it on track to be a world leader in the fields of Asian politics, trade and development; climate change adaptation; criminology; drug discovery and infectious disease; health; sustainable tourism; water science; music and the arts.
One of the world's leading institutions focusing on the tropics, Australia's James Cook University is surrounded by the spectacular ecosystems of the rainforests of the Wet tropics, the dry savannahs, and the iconic Great Barrier Reef. Their unique location enables students from Australia and overseas to study in a diverse physical environment unparalleled by any university in the world.
Ranked in the top five percent of the world's tertiary institutions by the respected Academic Ranking of World Universities produced by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University, James Cook University is dedicated to creating a brighter future for life in the tropics world-wide, through graduates and discoveries that make a difference.
The NWU is a multi-campus university with a footprint across two provinces. The Mafikeng and Potchefstroom Campuses are situated in the North-West Province and the Vaal Triangle Campus is in Gauteng, South Africa. The head office, known as the Institutional Office, is in Potchefstroom, situated near the Potchefstroom Campus.
Today, the NWU is recognised as one of the best-managed and most innovative universities in South Africa. They continue to celebrate and encourage multiculturalism, multilingualism and multinationalism.
The University of Newcastle is a progressive, dynamic institution recognised for research achievement, teaching innovation and access to higher education for disadvantaged groups. Their reputation as a higher education institution of distinction is built on the achievements of many members of the University's community.
The University of Pretoria is the leading research university in South Africa and one of the largest in the country.
The University has six campuses as well as a number of other sites of operation , such as the Pretoria Academic Hospital. Central administration is located at the Hatfield campus. The University of Pretoria offers more than 1800 academic programmes in two of the official languages, namely Afrikaans and English. (Some programmes and modules are offered only in English.)
In 1996, the University of Pretoria became the university with the highest research output in South Africa and have maintained this status. The academic programmes of the University are offered in the nine faculties stated below, as well as a business school. The faculties comprise a total of 140 departments and 85 centres, institutes and bureaus. UP is at the forefront of tertiary education in the country and collaborate with world-class partners to ensure continued excellence in learning and teaching.
At ECU we are guided by the values of integrity, respect, rational inquiry and personal excellence. Our focus on teaching and research is inspired by engagement and partnerships, and we take every opportunity to link with those in the many communities we were established to serve.
Research at ECU both extends knowledge and improves the quality of life for Australians and people around the world. Our research priorities focus on working towards solving real problems across the social, economical, physical and environmental spectrums.
Established in 1991, ECU has grown rapidly into a quality university that produces research at exacting international standards. This has been recognised with a place in the inauguralTimes Higher Education 100 Under 50 list, which focuses on the best universities under the age of 50 years.
The University of the Western Cape is a national university, alert to its African and international context as it strives to be a place of quality, a place to grow. It is committed to excellence in teaching, learning and research, to nurturing the cultural diversity of South Africa, and to responding in critical and creative ways to the needs of a society in transition. Drawing on its proud experience in the liberation struggle, the university is aware of a distinctive academic role in helping build an equitable and dynamic society.
Founded in 1850, the University of Sydney students and researchers come from all over the world and all backgrounds to prepare for a life of challenge and change. With over 49 000 students, and over 270 000 alumni across the world, the University of Sydney is one of Australia's leading universities in the breadth of disciplines that they offer, providing wide opportunities for personal development and cross-disciplinary study that delivers unique insights and breakthroughs. Close to the heart of Australia's largest and most international city, our central campus has been transformed by the recent completion of state-of-the-art teaching, research and student support facilities.
Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is a highly successful Australian university with an applied emphasis in courses and research. Based in Brisbane with a global outlook, it has 40,000 students, including 6000 from overseas, and an annual budget of more than AU$500 million.
Courses are in high demand and its graduate employment rate is well above the national average for Australian universities.
RMIT is a global university of technology and design and Australia’s largest tertiary institution. The University enjoys an international reputation for excellence in practical education and outcome-oriented research.
RMIT is a leader in technology, design, global business, communication, global communities, health solutions and urban sustainable futures. We are ranked in the top 100 universities in the world for engineering and technology in the 2011 QS World University Rankings.
RMIT has three campuses in Melbourne, Australia, and two in Vietnam. We offer programs through partners in Singapore, Hong Kong, mainland China, Malaysia, India and Europe. We enjoy research and industry partnerships on every continent.
The University’s student population of 74,000 includes 30,000 international students, of whom more than 17,000 are taught offshore (almost 6,000 at RMIT Vietnam).
Swinburne is an innovative education institution.They are committed to delivering excellence in higher education, vocational training and research. To achieve this, and to meet the challenges of the future, they are focused on: student outcomes; high-impact research; delivering industry outcomes; facilitating a global perspective; and embracing sustainability.
Swinburne is an internationally-recognised provider of quality education, an institution with a rich legacy of industry collaborations, and have a reputation for high-impact focused research.