Higher education at the crossroads: an overview paper


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Author: Nelson, Brendan

Corporate author:

Australia. Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST)


The Australian Government is undertaking a comprehensive review of the higher education sector to ensure that Australia’s higher education institutions are best placed to contribute to the nation’s future. This overview paper outlines the expectations of higher education and sets out some of the characteristics of the current system, the challenges the system faces and a number of the key issues that affect higher education. It raises a number of questions that are intended to inform the debate and invites comments and submissions on the issues it raises as well as on other issues...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Higher education; Research; Policy; Management; Providers of education and training; Governance

Keywords: Consultation; Educational policy; Institutional administration; Education and training system; Education and training reform

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: DEST, 2002

Physical description: vii, 90 p.

ISBN: 0642772533; 0642772541 (online)

Statement of responsibility: Brendan Nelson

On cover: Ministerial discussion paper

Resource type: Government report or paper

Document number: TD/TNC 71.381

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