Posts Tagged ‘higher education’
Fears Pyne’s review may abort demand-driven system
A government review of the higher education funding scheme that began in 2012 will also consider access for students from low socio-economic backgrounds and the quality of graduates – but could lead to higher fees. By Dallas Bastian. The new minister Dallas Bastian | 18th November, 2013 | Front page posts, News, Top Stories | More..
Life in the squeezed middle
Universities established in the 1970s are facing a mid-life crisis as they look towards the internationalising future. By Richard Higgott. “For the quality agenda to prevail, universities need to be academically led and governed, not simply managed.” Few people would Richard Higgott | 18th November, 2013 | Front page posts, News, VC's corner | More..
Pyne under attack
New education minister’s plan to review services fees, placement caps draws critics’ ire. Education minister Christopher Pyne’s potential plans for higher education have drawn the ire of critics. Pyne has announced his intention to review higher education’s demand-driven system for Dallas Bastian | 1st October, 2013 | Finance, Front page posts, News, Top Stories | More..
UK staff numbers drop
Employment at UK higher education institutions has fallen for the second consecutive year, new figures show. Data released by the Higher Education Statistics Agency show 3540 fewer staff were employed at publicly funded higher education institutions in 2011-12 compared with Jack Grove | 21st January, 2013 | Front page posts, News | More..
Philanthropy will be vital for universities
Bequests, fund-raising and donations from alumni may make the difference been good and great universities the way things are going, writes Louis White. Universities will become more reliant on philanthropic activities from businesses and individuals as government financial support recedes along with Louis White | 30th April, 2012 | Features, Finance, International | More..
MyUni figures come in
About 73,000 people visited MyUniversity in the first two weeks after its April 3 launch, with the University of Sydney capturing the most interest on the comparative website. Figures provided by the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education Susan Woodward | 23rd April, 2012 | News | More..
Even Nobel Laureates get their papers rejected
Senior researchers from around the country will help junior colleagues at regional universities get a grip on research, as part of a year-long early career program. The Regional Universities Network (RUN), which is running the program, says it is the Jennifer Bennett | 23rd April, 2012 | News, Research, Teaching | More..
UQ defends coal seam gas centre
The head of a new research centre says the University of Queensland is not prepared to stand by and just watch as a new energy source is developed. Susan Woodward reports. Global energy demands are skyrocketing and the University of Susan Woodward | 23rd April, 2012 | News, Research | More..
Student union measures deregulation
The second Education Quality Survey run by the National Union of Students will track the impact of deregulation on Australia’s undergraduates. The survey, which was run for the first time in 2010, is to be conducted biennially across all university Jennifer Bennett | 23rd April, 2012 | News, Research | More..