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Universities, students paying price of shift to corporate education

The University of Adelaide’s decision to slash more jobs and “underperforming” courses due to a budget shortfall is testament to the corporatisation of higher education by federal governments as they withdrew funding support. Hannah Forsyth and Geoffrey Sherington explain that the die was cast long before the pandemic.

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Merger advocate appointed new Adelaide University VC

An outspoken advocate for merging universities in South Australia has been appointed the new Vice-Chancellor of the University of Adelaide, vowing to restore the institution’s reputation after a sexual harassment scandal involving his disgraced predecessor Peter Rathjen.