University logos and the commoditisation of higher education
Faculty of Community Services, Education and Social Sciences
School of Communications and Arts / Centre for Research in Entertainment, Arts, Technology, Education and Communications
This paper explores the manner in which university logos and other media imagery have been changing over the last decade or so. It proposes that this reflects changes in the revenue generating circumstances Australian universities now find themselves in. It also questions whether corporate-style imagery that strays too far away from the conventional university image is appropriate in light of the federal Education Minister’s recent questioning about the very definition of a ‘what a university is’.