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Social sciences ‘at a crossroads’

Image: Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia

Australia’s social sciences could ‘decline substantially’ thanks to falling university budgets and Job-Ready Graduates reforms

The Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia has said that the future of social science research in the country is in the balance.

A discussion paper from the academy, as part of a wider review and consultation on the future of the social sciences, says that a different approach is needed and that the future of more than 25,000 university-based researchers and around 17,000 lecturers is at stake.

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