# Preserving the Past

The University of Sydney and the Unified National System of Higher Education, 1987–96

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# Preserving the Past

The University of Sydney and the Unified National System of Higher Education, 1987–96

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This volume tells the story of the Dawkins reforms at Australia's oldest university, the University of Sydney, and the unlikely alliance between the University's Vice-Chancellor and the New South Wales government in the scramble for more students. Between 1988 and 1996…

This volume tells the story of the Dawkins reforms at Australia's oldest university, the University of Sydney, and the unlikely alliance between the University's Vice-Chancellor and the New South Wales government in the scramble for more students. Between 1988 and 1996, the University grew exponentially. At the same time it strove to preserve its honoured past despite profound change. Did this desire to preserve an older tradition compromise its effort to master the future?

**Table of Contents**

vi Acknowledgements

vii Abbreviations

ix Introduction

- A difficult transition
- Changing times
- Developments in New South Wales
- The Sydney scramble
- Research
- Implementing amalgamations
- Remaking the University
- Conclusion

Appendix: Summary tables

Bibliography

Index

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