UWA, Sydney plan revamp as unis gear up for 2012 reform

UWA, Sydney plan revamp as unis gear up for 2012 reform | Andrew Trounson and Jill Rowbotham | The Australian Higher Education Supplement | 09  September, 2009

THE University of Western Australia has defied tight funding and committed to a new curriculum for 2012 which, like Melbourne University’s model, will streamline undergraduate courses and make professional degrees postgraduate. The announcement came as University of Sydney vice-chancellor Michael Spence hosed down speculation of drastic cuts in undergraduate numbers but said he wanted to do something about the student-staff ratio. A green paper due late next month will offer a number of models for Sydney’s future.

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