Opinion: Top-ranked universities have more money than Australian unis could dream of

March 30, 2015

Dr Janice Dudley In an article for The Conversation, Dr Janice Dudley, Associate Dean of the School of Management and Governance assesses Education Minister Christopher Pyne’s claim that his plan to deregulate university fees was essential to ensure Australia’s universities continued to climb the international rankings.

She evaluates the performances of Australian universities in the current world rankings and illustrates that compared with the United States, Australia is performing “remarkably well” in higher education.

She also discusses the relationship between university wealth and ranking and argues that students should not be asked to shoulder the cost burden of enabling universities to improve their rankings slightly in international league tables.

Dr Dudley says that for Australian universities to be players in the world rankings, more not less public funding is required.

To read the full article, click here.

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