Contingent academic employment in Australian universities


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As in many countries over the last 25 years or so, universities in Australia have been subject to substantial change and expansion. This has been accompanied by a progressive decline in direct government support per student and a substantial increase in the level and percentage of tied short-term funding flowing from national research granting bodies. Australia's universities have offset the decline in per student government funding by accessing the volatile international higher education student market. At the same time, the introduction of unrestricted competition between institutions...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Governance; Finance; Workforce development; Management

Keywords: Employment pattern; Workforce planning; Human resources; Government expenditure; Training market

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: [Carlton, Victoria]: LH Martin Institute, [2016]

Physical description: 19 p.

Statement of responsibility: Stuart Andrews, Liz Bare, Peter Bentley, Leo Goedegebuure, Catherine Pugsley and Bianca Rance

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 124.516

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