Tag: National Press Club

  • University Rankings Question Need for Deregulation

    University Rankings Question Need for Deregulation

    Only a fortnight after UNSW Vice-Chancellor Professor Fred Hilmer criticised government bureaucracy and fee regulation as restrictive, newly released university rankings have shown Australian universities are performing better than ever. The latest Academic Rankings of World Universities places 19 of Australia’s 37 universities in the top 500, the third highest number of universities in the list.

  • Hilmer Calls for Greater Fee Deregulation

    Hilmer Calls for Greater Fee Deregulation

    UNSW Vice-Chancellor Fred Hilmer has used a speech to the National Press Club to call for greater deregulation of universities, criticizing government policy as dysfunctional. Hilmer told those gathered that tight budgetary conditions and increased enrollments had seen many universities realise that ‘fee-flexibility’ was the best way to increase funding.