MadUnis is a response to several alarming trends affecting staff and students on campuses:
Rankings obsession: universities are intensely focused on improving rankings that do not properly measure the quality of teaching and mostly only rely on recruiting a few high flyer researchers (HiCi academics) who barely teach any students.
Profit-centrism rather than student-centrism: becoming more corporate, managerial, neoliberal and profit-making at the expense of teaching quality and student welfare.
Less focused on widening participation and equity: due to profit-centrism and reduced government funding, lower SES and other disadvantaged groups are becoming voiceless.
These trends harm the mental health of Australian students, academics and professional staff.