After 30 years of constant expansion, some complain that universities have become too vocational in nature – too focused on jobs, not enough on the art of inquiry.
Consumers of universities’ stock in trade – their degrees – might reasonably assume that the higher the ranking the better that university is at teaching. But this is not necessarily true.
Education systems are preparing students for forms of work that are disappearing. We focus on solving existing, rather than emerging, problems. Without urgent action, Australia risks being left behind
Three years after the unsuccessful higher education reforms in the 2014 Budget the government has attempted to clear the decks and start again with a more modest recalibration