10 Jun 2024

What is the role of a university in the future?

From Afternoons, 1:25 pm on 10 June 2024

New Zealand universities are under increasing pressure, there's financial constraints, the post-COVID hangover, and staff layoffs.

In response the government's appointment of a University Advisory Group to "consider challenges and opportunities for improvement in the university sector".

The most important question being asked is: What should be the function of a university in the modern world?

To talk through the potential answer to that question is Dr Anthony Richardson, Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Tertiary Teaching and Learning at Waikato University, and the Deputy Director of Te Puna Ako.

Signage for the Epsom Campus of the University of Auckland in New Zealand.

Photo: 2015 Lakeview Image Library

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