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Covid-19 has torn at the fabric of our higher education institutions but were the threads of that fabric already wearing thin?
In episode two of The New Social Contract we discuss the context of the crisis - what are the challenges and how did we get here?
Is the pandemic likely to force a reckoning with online education and why does the closure of the country's borders have such a profound impact on Australian universities?
This podcast is hosted by Associate Professor Tamson Pietsch and produced by Impact Studios at the University of Technology Sydney.
With thanks to episode two guests:
Tim Dodd - Higher Education Editor, The Australian
Dr Gwilym Croucher, Senior Lecturer in Higher Education Policy and Management at Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education (CSHE), University of Melbourne.
For show notes and transcripts visit:
A news grab in this episode features the voice of:
Mark Scott, Head of the New South Wales Education Department, on the ABC Education in the Age of Covid-19, Q+A.


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