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.

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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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