Sector Review: Australian Universities Face Uphill Struggle As Reforms Stoke Stiff Competition Feb 13
- ID: 2417782
- February 2013
- Region: Australia
- Standard & Poors
Rivalry in the Australian university sector is ratcheting upglobally and domestically. Higher education providers around the world are fiercely fighting for a slice of the foreign student pie as governments cut their education funding, particularly in developed countries. On the domestic front, a raft of reforms in Australia since the Bradley Review in 2008 has stoked stiff competition for local students. To counter the competition, Australian universities could see more investments in infrastructure and staff to boost their capacity and capability. However, these investments would call for more funding from potentially financially-constrained Australian federal and state governments. Even though the governments have expressed their desire to increase funding for the higher education sector, pressing concerns in other sectors could curb...
Companies mentioned in this report are:
- University of Melbourne (The)
- La Trobe University
- Australian National University (The)
- Wollongong (University of)
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