Journal article

A history of the modern Australian university

Geoff Sharrock

Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2015


This book about Australia and its universities blends disparate scholarly virtues. It is highly informative, deftly mapping developments from 1857 to 2014. It ranges across a host of historical sources, and several fields of inquiry, with few missteps. Arcane ideas and arguments about the work of universities are made accessible enough to engage a wide readership. Well-chosen cases and characters bring legal and policy technicalities to life.