Report of the Committee on Australian Universities [Murray report]


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Australia. Committee on Australian Universities


The inquiry by the Committee on Australian Universities in 1957 heralded the beginning of government influence on higher education. Since the establishment of universities in the mid-19th century there had been virtually no control or influence applied by governments. The 1957 review, the first national and wide-ranging investigation of Australian university education, revealed acute inadequacies in the standard of university education, such as overcrowding, poor facilities, a high dropout rate, and poor research levels. The Committee, chaired by Keith Murray, reported on the following...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Higher education; Providers of education and training; Equity; Quality; Finance; Governance

Keywords: Education and training system; Education and training reform; University; Access to education and training; Funding; Agency role; Government expenditure; Government role; Institutional role

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Government Printer, 1957

Physical description: 133 p.

Also called: Murray report

Chair, Keith Murray

Resource type: Government report or paper

Document number: TD/TNC 110.564

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