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A collegial history of Australian universities
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March 2021, no. 429
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Australian Universities: A history of common cause by Gwilym Croucher and James Waghorne

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Conflicts of interest

A collegial history of Australian universities
by
March 2021, no. 429

International education, we are told, is Australia’s third-largest export industry; in 2019 it was valued at more than $32 billion annually. But it is now also one of the hardest hit by the pandemic. The publication of Gwilym Croucher and James Waghorne’s history of Australia’s universities, one of the principal institutional drivers and beneficiaries of that industry, is thus timely, even if it went to press before Covid-19 was detected. Government policymakers and higher-education institutions alike will need to respond to the present crisis not only with fresh thinking but also with a clear understanding of how the university sector got itself into such a vulnerable position in the first place.

Peter Tregear reviews 'Australian Universities: A history of common cause' by Gwilym Croucher and James Waghorne

Australian Universities: A history of common cause

by Gwilym Croucher and James Waghorne

UNSW Press, $39.99 pb, 278 pp

Buy this book

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