In the peak of Adelaide’s festival season, the purpose of culture and how its true value can be measured will be under the spotlight at an […]
South Australia has an international reputation for its arts and culture, yet the broader impact of our bustling arts scene is often overshadowed by an emphasis on the bottom line.
Imagine a country with a population ten times the size of Australia’s and the largest economy in South East Asia. It’s a democracy, its economic growth is second only to China, and several of its key political players are Australian university graduates, with others rising to prominence.
When Ahmad Hasyim came to Flinders University to study for a Master’s degree in nursing, he expected to learn about many new things. His own culture, however, wasn’t one of them.
The true value of the 2013 Adelaide Festival to the community and the state will be studied by a team of international experts led by Flinders University.
Universities have an obligation to participate in debates over national culture and identity, according to Professor Julian Meyrick.