Australian Universities at a Crossroads
Australian universities have experienced significant changes in the last 30 years and are at a key crossroads in their evolution and development. Although there have been multiple government taskforce reports and legislative initiatives, as well as scholarly books and policy analyses of the Australian university system, there exist few, if any, systematic surveys and analyses of the perceptions and observations of the sector’s leaders. This 2015-2016 study, which focuses on interviews with more than 100 university, government and community leaders, provides a unique review and analysis of their perceptions and insights. With this as a foundation, the report concludes with a summary of the key observations.
Authors: William B. Lacy, Gwilym Croucher, André Brett and Romina Mueller