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Higher education gets short shrift in the election campaign

28 June 2016

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Stephen Parker, the soon to retire vice-chancellor of the University of Canberra, was an implacable opponent of the  Coalition’s university deregulation package.   1,419 more words

Higher Education Policy

Great 8 propose caps on enrolments

Fairfax Media    |  15 June 2016

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The elite Group of Eight universities have proposed that the Commonwealth government reintroduce limits on how many students each university can enrol, a suggestion slammed by other vice-chancellors as “cancerous” and “selfish”. 457 more words

Higher Education Policy

UA welcomes greater support for women in STEM- Election Statement

26 June 2016      |     Universities Australia welcomes the Coalition’s commitment to lift science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) literacy and encourage more women into these national future-proofing disciplines. 195 more words

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International education strategy launched

4 May 2016

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With international education worth $19.6 billion to the Australian economy in 2015, the government has provided $12 million in the Budget to fund the National Strategy for International Education 2025 released on 30 April. 406 more words

Vocational Education & Training

Stemming the tide

Recently the Conversation Hour featured some of the world’s greatest scientific minds sharing their personal stories.  It is worth a listen especially Professor Ian Frazer’s reflections of how studying German at high school changed his career path from wanting to become an astrophysicist to studying medicine. 334 more words

Contemporary Schooling

Pyne agenda lives on

20% cut to funding likely

The Australian   |   5 April 2016

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The government remains committed to a higher education funding reform with university students increasingly likely to pay more for their degrees, Education Minister Simon Birmingham has confirmed. 219 more words

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Australian university research quality soars

Universities Australia    |    4 December 2015

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The inaugural State of Australian University Research 2015–16: Volume 1 ERA National Report comprehensively details the quality of Australian university research benchmarked against world standards.  245 more words

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