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UA's 'Keep it Clever' campaign wins national award

19 June 2015

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Universities Australia’s (UA) public awareness campaign ‘Keep it Clever‘, highlighting the importance of proper investment in university education and research, has been awarded the Government Relations Campaign of the Year 2015: Services Sector at an award ceremony in Canberra.. 188 more words

Universities

Deregulating university fees "not essential" - new UA chair

Fairfax Media     |   31 May 2015

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 Deregulating university fees is not essential for Australia to have a sustainable and high quality university sector, according to the new chairman of peak body Universities Australia, Barney Glover. 424 more words

Higher Education Policy

National Science and Research Priorities announced

26 May 2015

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  The Commonwealth government has announced new national Science and Research Priorities and corresponding Practical Research Challenges, designed “to increase investment in areas of immediate and critical importance to Australia and its place in the world.” 187 more words

Government

Australia dumbs down?

29 May 2015

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  Australia is betting on plumbers and coffee-shop owners over scientists and researchers to drive the nation’s next wave of economic growth, writes… 825 more words

Budget

Labor's research ideas welcome but sustainable funding needed - UA

Universities  Australia| 15 May 2015

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The Budget reply by the leader of the Opposition, Bill Shorten, committed to lifting research funding to 3% of GDP by the end of the next decade but stopped short in identifying the commensurate savings measures that would be needed to fund such a commitment, says Universities Australia (UA). 225 more words

Higher Education Policy

The budget in their own words: Universities Australia

12 May 2015

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Research programs take a hit as universities and students left in policy limbo.

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Universities have welcomed a number of positive measures announced in the Abbott government’s second budget but have expressed deep disappointment at cuts to research program and the level of progress made in providing much needed higher education funding and policy certainty. 664 more words

Vocational Education & Training

Teaching and learning excellence could be budget loser

Universities Australia    |    11 May 2015

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Universities Australia (UA)  has expressed dismay at media reports  flagging substantial cuts to the Department of Education and Training including through the possible abolition of the Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT) Advisory Committee and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Higher Education Advisory Council (ATSIHEAC). 170 more words

Higher Education Policy