Recently on the ABC's Encounter program there was an excellent discussion regarding Theological Education and the University (in Australia). It makes very interesting listening. You can listen either on their website, or by PodCast subscription. The program synopsis:
This year the Melbourne College of Divinity celebrates its 100th anniversary. The MCD exists because of Australia's singular allergy to religion in education, which ruled theology out of the first universities, in Melbourne and Sydney. But theology has persisted here: in private, independent colleges, then in private universities, and now in the public university sector. Encounter this week explores the history, shape and future of theological education in Australia.