Public concern over university funding, says survey

Public concern over university funding, says survey  | Jill Rowbotham | The Australian Higher Education | 22 June, 2011

THE reliance on international students to keep universities afloat has been given an emphatic thumbs down in a survey of the general public about attitudes toward higher education.More than three-quarters of people polled by UMR Research for the National Tertiary Education Union said the federal government was “too reliant on overseas fee-paying students to fund Australia’s universities”.

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