The Academy congratulates Professor Bruce Chapman AM FASSA who has won the 2017 Australian Financial Review Higher Education Lifetime Achievement Award.
Professor Chapman won the award for his work on the income contingent loan system for student fees (now known as HECS-HELP), introduced by then education minister John Dawkins in 1989. Australia became the first country in the world to have such a scheme working nationally.
The judging panel said it was “a world-leading innovation in public policy which has stood the test of time” and also recognised Professor Chapman’s highly influential continuing work on income contingent loans.
Professor Chapman will receive his award at a gala dinner in Sydney during The Australian Financial Review Higher Education Summit on August 29.