Interesting Reads This Week

Similarities and differences

Was this forwarded to you by a friend? Sign up, and get your own copy of the news that matters sent to your inbox every week. Sign up for the On EdTech newsletter. Interested in additional analysis? Try with our 30-day free trial and Upgrade to the On EdTech+ newsletter.

It has been a week jam packed with news – some gloomy and some hopeful, and my reading reflected that. What do I have to share with you this week?

Hard times in the land down under

In a series of posts, Andrew Norton shows the grim state of some of the Australian higher education sector. Based on the finance reports for 2022 just released by the Australian Department of Education, the sector is facing some challenges. I had seen hints of this as individual universities released financial reports, with many showing declining student numbers and deficits, but this macro view is helpful.

However, the problems are not evenly distributed across the sector.

Unlike in the US, there does not seem to be an obvious pattern when looking at the deficits. Five of the six schools with the largest deficits are members of the prestigious Group of Eight and are highly ranked, nationally and internationally.

Subscribe to On EdTech+ to read the rest.

Become a paying subscriber of On EdTech+ to get access to this post and other subscriber-only content.

Already a paying subscriber? Sign In

A subscription gets you:
New content 3-4 times per week
Shared Q&A discussions
More coming soon