Hey Ozziecynic, have a look at the future of ozzie science here:
:-? And your point is? No doubt US universities are suffering from similar fate due to affirmative action policies also,(remeber condie rice presidential frontrunner)thats why we have US students out here for atleast six months of semester every year happily co existing with our large asian student population while local talented youth from an ordinary background are lucky to get place in a degree at University with a four or five star rating!.
Besides with economic rationalism and global warming who needs economic growth, that means who needs most tradtional scientists, except Info tech and greenie ones.
You should read some Lyndon Larouche and see what he has to say on the matter,seems pretty spot on to me!. 8-)