Varieties of excellence: diversity, specialisation and regional engagement


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


The Ministerial discussion paper, ‘Higher education at the crossroads’, raised a wide range of issues and challenges facing the Australian higher education sector. It was followed by a number of focused issues papers that examined some of the major challenges raised in the overview paper in greater detail. These papers identify some responses but do not make recommendations. This paper canvases a range of options for university diversity and specialisation across particular courses or fields of study, and across particular teaching and research activities. It suggests that a re-creation...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Policy; Teaching and learning; Research; Providers of education and training; Governance; Higher education; Industry; Culture and society

Keywords: Diversity

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: DEST, 2002

Physical description: x, 81 p.

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ISBN: 0642772762

On cover: Paper prepared for the Government Review Higher Education at the Crossroads

Resource type: Government report or paper

Document number: TD/TNC 1.198

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