Learning and Teaching Performance Fund
The Learning and Teaching Performance Fund was established by the Federal Government, the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (formerly known as the Department of Education, Science and Training) as part of the higher education reforms encapsulated in the Our Universities: Backing Australia's Future website.
It rewards those higher education providers that demonstrate "excellence in learning and teaching". Funding was allocated for the 3-year period 2007-2009.
The fund awarded UNSW $6.94 million in funding for 2009 ($9.5 million for 2008 and $6.6 million for 2007) for our learning and teaching performance, the highest allocation of any university, and $1.4 million above the next ranked institution.
The government found UNSW to be the top university in the country for the quality of our learning and teaching, under the 2009 Learning and Teaching Performance Fund.
We achieved the top score for excellence in 2 of the 4 discipline groups: business, law and economics; and science, engineering, computing and architecture. We also rated in the A1 band for humanities, arts and education, and achieved an A2 ranking for health.
For the third consecutive year, we have been number 1 in the country for business, law and economics.
The fund ranked us in the top band for improvement for all 4 discipline groups.