Some contributing factors to the push and pull for 21st century universities

  • Howard increases university fees and cuts funding.

  • Melbourne University's drastic restructuring to today's Melbourne Model.

  • Late 2000s global financial crisis contributes to declining international student numbers.

  • In Melbourne, the stabbing of an Indian student raises concern over safety for international learners.

  • Budget cuts at UK universities sends tremors across the globe.

  • Five self-elected resignations made in RMIT's communication department.