ANU Vice-Chancellor on funding

Barcham 7 August 2013 1

Vice-Chancellor of the ANU Professor Ian Young speaks about the ANU’s funding, and compares it with the funding models of other Universities.

If you’re interested in what’s going on with the whole ANU funding brouhaha, it’s worth hearing the University’s take on it.

In this video, I explain my thoughts on the Australian model, where student revenue essentially cross-subsidises research, and I compare it to international universities which are both diverse in their makeup ­ being focused either on education or research ­ and in their funding sources.

The Australian model has led to universities that grow their student populations in relation to the size of their research.

ANU is the only outlier to this homogenous group, retaining a relatively small student population. In this way ANU is similar in its makeup to the world¹s most highly ranked research institutions.

In the video I also explain my concerns about the sustainability of the Australian model, and what it means for education and research quality in the future.

I hope you find this video thought-provoking and I welcome your feedback.


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One Response to ANU Vice-Chancellor on funding
dazzab dazzab 11:14 pm 07 Aug 13

I’m afraid this man has no credibility. If you simply have a look at how much money the ANU spends on Marketing you’ll find exactly where all our tax money goes. Personally, I’d like to know exactly who hires 230 more staff than you have the budget for. Then again, they keep hiring even while claiming they need to shed staff.

They really need to have a hard look at who makes financial decisions at the ANU and start holding them responsible for their mistakes and poor performance.

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