Victoria University has sharply lifted the productivity of its academic staff, which was one of the factors leading it to report a surplus this year after four years of deficits…
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Australian universities have dramatically improved their efficiency with big increases in the volume of research published as well as some increase in the number of students taught for every $1 million spent.
More university mergers could be on the way after higher education experts said the proposed link up of the University of South Australia and Adelaide Uni was an idea whose time had come.
“….Former Australian National University business and economics dean Keith Houghton attached much attention at the summit with his university productivity data that showed wide variations across the sector in the cost of producing each research paper and educating each student…”
“……..This conference has already been exploring concepts on how to modernise universities to deliver greater benefits for students and realise desperately needed efficiencies.
Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham will bluntly tell universities they are “kidding” themselves if they think the pressure to constrain spending on higher education is going to go away.
“Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham has issued a tough warning to universities to focus on efficiency and value for money or risk losing public trust and goodwill…