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Capital city universities can use income from foreign students to maintain their buildings. Their regional cousins are struggling. Shutterstock

Why regional universities are at risk of going under

Many universities were built in the 1960s and 1970s and the government isn't providing funds to maintain them.
There is also strong public understanding of the benefits that flow from research undertaken in partnership between universities and other organisations. Shutterstock

Margaret Gardner: freezing university funding is out of step with the views of most Australians

The freeze on university funding not only limits opportunities for students, it puts limitations on the communities unis serve, the economy, and business interested in forming collaborations.
The uneven approach between VET and higher education in particular reflects an ongoing failure to conceive of the two as part of a single tertiary education system. Shutterstock

Vocational education and training sector is still missing out on government funding: report

New analysis of education expenditure shows spending on the vocational education and training sector has declined while other sectors have experienced growth.

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