What has a global crisis taught us about the future of higher education?

| June 29, 2020

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The public response during COVID-19 has demonstrated both the perpetual value of education and a renewed appreciation of Australia’s research capability and expertise. At a time when everything has been stripped back to basics and our understanding of ‘essential services’ has been redefined, university education and research have endured.

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McDaniel College

McDaniel College is a four-year liberal arts college in Westminster, Maryland, located 30 miles (50 km) northwest of Baltimore. The college also has a satellite campus located in Budapest, Hungary. Until July 2002, it was known as Western Maryland College. As of July 2002 the school has been McDaniel College in honor of an alumnus who gave a lifetime of service to the college. McDaniel College is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. It also has special accreditations for its Chemistry, Social Work and Teacher Education programs.

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McDaniel College is a four-year liberal arts college in Westminster, Maryland, located 30 miles (50 km) northwest of Baltimore. The college also has a satellite campus located in Budapest, Hungary. Until July 2002, it was known as Western Maryland College. As of July 2002 the school has been McDaniel College in honor of an alumnus who gave a lifetime of service to the college. McDaniel College is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. It also has special accreditations for its Chemistry, Social Work and Teacher Education programs.

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