Australian universities are slowly turning into clones of each other – and in a time when we desperately need new thinking to kick-start a new economy, mass-manufactured degrees won’t cut it. But from amid the arguments about the sector, a glimmer of hope for the future could come from the past.
Ahead of our Autumn Edition's long form investigation into the state of Australian universities, we're getting warmed up by exploring some of the biggest issues facing these institutions. First up - a new pressure to become the innovation factories Australia's economy needs.
We hurtle forward, rarely pausing to consider the direction in which we’re headed. Along the way,things collide – fast fashion and luxury, old ideas and new, versions of beauty. We’re not sure where we’re going, but we’re probably going to get there soon.