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Review may lead to new universities

Australia’s top bureaucrat suggests that ongoing scrutiny of research accord plan “should open all options”

Australia may see the creation of new universities, smaller institutions and universities that do not do research, following a review of the country’s university accord.

Glyn Davis, the secretary of the department of the prime minister and a former vice-chancellor of the University of Melbourne, told the annual conference of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency on 24 November that the size of some Australian universities was “extraordinary by international standards”.

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