Friday, January 16, 2009

SCU, Charles Sturt possible merger disturbs La Trobe

In December in SCU, Charles Sturt University consider merger I reported on the proposed merger between Southern Cross and Charles Sturt Universities. Now I see that the merger worries La Trobe University.

La Trobe who wants to expand its own regional operations opposes the concept of broader regional universities. While I have personal reservations about the SCU/SU because of the way it is likely to fragment New England, I have no sympathy with La Trobe.

The moves by metro universities into regional areas through campus establishment and student attraction to metro campuses simply locks us into the current metro dominated system. They actually detract from the development of Regional Australia.

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