No new international students this year and maybe next
CQU will close small delivery sites in regional Queensland and its Sunshine Coast campus as it struggles to close a $114m COVID-19 budget gap this year, with further losses next.
“It is unlikely that we will be able to on-board any new international students for Terms two and three this year, and possibly throughout 2021,“ Vice Chancellor Nick Klomp says.
After non-staff savings, the university expects to be $55m short and is calling for VRs and early retirements.
“We must emerge from this crisis as a different university – one that can thrive in the ‘new normal’. Some universities will not be able to do this, but CQUniversity can – and must,” Professor Klomp tells staff.