Australian University Teacher to Student Ratios
Surprise surprise, while staff to student ratios have increased, international numbers have probabaly decreased due to bad publicity (especially from India), public and political percpetion about migration and population, high AUD etc. therefore universities, and probabaly TAFE, need to supplement scarce resources with more public funding.
Is this about genuine concerns for students and quality, or simple lobbying for more funds to ensure survival of public universities and management?
But surely the question is, do we need more Australian students entering university with unclear goals and outcomes? It may keep the unemployment numbers down, and give something for their parents to talk about but it is unclear what they should be studying to address skill shortages?