Why aren't Australian universities good enough?

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Why aren't Australian universities good enough?

Postby mgcrisp » Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:52 am

This article in Quadrant by James Allan is titled Why Australian Universities Are Just Not Good Enough.
It suggests that Australian universities suffer from too much bureaucracy and not enough competition and offers some solutions as to how this could be improved.

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Re: Why aren't Australian universities good enough?

Postby DaFinchi » Thu Sep 11, 2014 2:31 pm

This may (or may not) be true in terms of quality of education (I'm no expert) but it's probably not the case for research, wouldn't you say?

The Go8 is fairly competitive and ERA alone inaugurated an era of cross comparison and competition as far as research provision goes. I know that education and research are not entirely separate beasts, but by and large the Venn diagram of individuals taking degrees and the individuals producing research only crosses over in PhD students.
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