In the recently published QS World University Rankings 2013, the Queensland University of Technology ranks No. 26 in the world in Communication and Media Studies.
UC Berkeley is #1, University of Texas at Austin is #2, and Columbia is #3. Five Australian universities feature in the Top 50: Melbourne (#14), Sydney (#16), University of Queensland (#20), Monash (#21), QUT (#26), and UNSW (#39).
The University of Sydney is hosting farewell events for Professor Frank Stilwell over Easter. Frank was one of the founders of political economy in Australia, and it was my great pleasure to have him as a teacher from 1983-86, and to work with him as a colleague from 1987-90. The commemorative events at U. Sydney include a Conference, a Dinner, an Exhibition and Reflections event, and a Book.
As I was unable to travel to Sydney, I prepared a statement
This is the full version of the article that was published in an edited form in The Australian Higher Education on 28 November.
Time to Let Go of Neoliberalism
A very familiar situation now plays itself out around Australia, and around the world, at academic conferences. You may attend a session on some topic of current interest – climate change, reality TV, Bollywood, university restructurings, urban riots, etc. – and then the speaker will pin down what it is that