Unis lost 17,300 jobs in 2020 but worst is yet to come

Sarah Lansdown
By Sarah Lansdown
Updated February 3 2021 - 3:24am, first published February 2 2021 - 1:01pm
The Australian National University will have about 322 fewer staff according to its COVID-19 recovery plan. Picture: Jamila Toderas

Australian universities lost 17,300 staff and an estimated $1.8 billion in revenue in 2020, but even greater losses are expected this year.


Sarah Lansdown

Sarah Lansdown

Canberra Times education reporter

Sarah covers all stages of education in the capital, from early childhood to higher education. Previously she was a general news reporter at The Advocate in North West Tasmania. She was named Best New Journalist at the 2019 Tasmanian Media Awards for a series on paramedic shortages. Email: sarah.lansdown@canberratimes.com.au

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