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Universities Australia chair Deborah Terry’s job description includes openly lobbying government, an approach that has its origins in the sector’s post-war financial crisis. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Universities in crisis? They’ve been there before, and found a way out

A post-war funding crisis forced universities to take the initiative in making their case to the public. A new history explores how universities did it and the changes they brought about.
Pupils sit the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination at a slum school in Nairobi. EPA-EFE/Daniel Irungu

Where Kenya is spending money on education – and what’s missing

At the current rate, technical and vocational education and training will overtake the university budget in the next five to 10 years
Public support for higher education has waned in recent years. HTU/www.shutterstock.com

What public universities must do to regain public support

In order to regain public confidence, universities must take steps to show citizens that investments in higher education are well-spent, an education professor and university professor argue.

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