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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.