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It's a launch!
Join us Wednesday, March 30 at the Centre for Independent Studies
If you’re in Sydney (or even nearby), please join me on Wednesday, March 30 when Professor Simon Haines, CEO of the Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation, launches my new book Australia’s Universities: Can They Reform?
The event will be held live at 6:00 pm at the Centre for Independent Studies, Sydney. Of course, copies of the book will be available for purchase—and signing. If you’d like to read the book before the event, you can find purchase links at:
Thanks to the CIS for hosting the event, to CIS fellow Glenn Fahey for moderating, and especially to Ramsay Centre CEO Simon Haines for launching the book.
Australia’s universities are in crisis—and this time it’s real.
Struck by simultaneous financial, pedagogical, and ideological challenges, Australia’s entire university system stands in desperate need of reform. But good reform requires good data, and each of the major players in Australia’s university debate has strong incentives to warp the data in its own favour. In this timely book, sociologist and higher education commentator Salvatore Babones delivers the insights Australians need in order to reform what are, after all, their universities.
Australia's Universities: Can They Reform? shows how Australian universities have systematically undercharged international students for two decades, leading to concentrations of international students that are unmatched anywhere in the world. It also exposes how China exerts undue influence over Australian universities through its 'Thousand Talents' research programs. At this event, we'll be discussing ways the Australian public can rein in its unaccountable universities and expand opportunities without blowing out costs.
Professor Simon Haines is a distinguished scholar, teacher and author, and passionate advocate for the humanities. He is the founding CEO of the Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation.
Salvatore Babones is an associate professor at the University of Sydney and an adjunct scholar at the Centre for Independent Studies.
Join us at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, March 30 at the Centre for Independent Studies. Advance booking is required. I look forward to seeing many of you there!