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Tertiary research ‘threatened by impact agenda and fees reliance’

Gareth Evans, chancellor of the Australian National University, has warned that tertiary institutions are facing “multiple policy challenges” to their integrity and financial support.

These challenges include adapting to technology, maintaining social relevance and dealing with increasing demands by government to prove the economic worth of tertiary courses, he told a national conference in Adelaide on university governance.

Evans (above) was previously Australia’s foreign minister and attorney-general in the Hawke and Keating governments. He has published a number of books on politics and international relations.

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