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The business of universities: a work of fiction

What is a university today?

This –

or this –

Hallowed halls or a corporation? Ivory towers or big business?

Yes, these days a university is both and I was part of that transformation of higher education from the 1980’s to 2007 and as a consultant in Asia and Europe until 2013. 229 more words

$20 bln Education Services Sector About to be Testsed

Australia’s education services sector is now a $20 billion export industry as universities and vocational education & training (VET) institutions enjoy double-digit year-on-year growth.  The attractiveness of Australia to international students, particularly those from neighbouring Asia-Pacific nations, is rightly a source of national pride. 634 more words

Keeping it clever

28 November 2015

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A national productivity windfall generated by university research has delivered economic benefits to Australia worth a third of the growth in average living standards over the past 30 years. 266 more words

The Scan

Why Australia needs a new model for universities, Raewyn Connell

Reposted from, The Conversation

Australia is in need of a new model for universities.That isn’t the impression you get from the delighted students, contented staff and shining buildings pictured on every university website. 157 more words

Surveillance

LH Martin Newsletter 23 October 2015

Responses by Some Australian Universities to Demand-Driven Policy Reforms

by Prof. Emeritus Frank Larkins

Frank Larkins’ latest analysis on Australian higher education looks at the responses to the demand-driven reforms of 2009. 1,017 more words

The Scan

Study highlights importance of international students in Oz

Tuition fees paid by international students studying in Australia account for almost 72 per cent of total tuition fee gains at public universities, according to a recent report by the Grattan Institute. 198 more words

Australia

The resilience of international students, in a society which is not helping them

Education is a highly competitive business. The better the education an institution provides, the more students they have and consequently, the more revenue.

With the increasing numbers of international students in Australia to obtain a decent education, there is also an increasing amount of rules and regulations they must follow in order to study here. 543 more words

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