Submission to the Higher Education Base Funding review

AMSI has made a submission to the Higher Education Base Funding Review on behalf of the mathematics and statistics community.

From the Higher Education Base Funding Review website (DEEWR):

On 26 October 2010, the Minister for Tertiary Education, Chris Evans, announced the panel and terms of reference for the Higher Education Base Funding Review. This announcement marked the formal commencement of the review.

The Government’s intention to commission the review was announced in the 2009-10 Budget as part of its response to the Bradley Review of Australian Higher Education.

The review will build on the Government’s higher education reforms by establishing the principles for public investment in Australian higher education, the funding levels required for Australia to remain internationally competitive and the appropriate level of public and private contribution.

The review will consider a range of higher education funding issues including:

  • what is a high quality higher education and what does it cost,
  • how much public and private benefit is there from higher education,
  • what is the appropriate level of Government and private funding of higher education, and
  • what funding model provides the best incentive to universities to deliver on the Australian Government’s commitment to equity, skills, growth and quality.

AMSI, following consultation with its membership and others, has made a submission to this review. The submission can be viewed via our Publications page.