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Budget is better, but regions need more: UoN VC

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Caroline McMillen is the vice-chancellor of the University of Newcastle. As the chief of a regional campus, she has a vested interest in promoting the interests of non-metropolitan Australia, centres that are often overlooked in favour of the bright lights and huge ...

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What the experts are predicting for 2016

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We ask industry leaders what mattered over the last 12 months and what’s at stake for the sector in the year ahead. Improved graduation outcomes, funding clarity and the upcoming election are top of mind for industry leaders heading into ...

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Straight talk

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Addressing Campus Review’s recent Futureproof Now conference in Sydney, International Education Association of Australia chief executive Phil Honeywood discussed some home truths the sector must acknowledge. I want to talk about what I’m calling ‘five plus one’ issues that are ...

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Fee income reliant on foreign students: Grattan

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International education fees dominate the income universities receive from students, a new background paper from the Grattan Institute’s Higher Education Program shows. University Fees: what students pay in deregulated markets revealed $4.3 billion of the $6 billion universities receive from ...

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Plaster shifts, not blame

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  VET’s house is falling apart, and policymakers won’t save it by trying to pretend market design hasn’t caused the problem. By John Mitchell If you were looking for the clearest summary of the current mess in the VET sector, ...

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