Thursday, April 2, 2015

The university rankings no government wants to talk about

At a conference of university leaders in early 2013, Tony Abbott promised “relative policy stability” in higher education if he became prime minister. When it came, though, the Coalition’s first budget proposed cutting university funding by a breathtaking 20 per cent and removing the ceiling on university fees.

Looked at over time and ranked against other OECD countries, public funding of Australian universities is at a record-breaking low.


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