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Australia’s THE ranking “cause for concern”

The successes of a few Australian universities on a global ranking aren’t enough to counter the ‘concerning’ national picture – one of stagnation. With 35 institutions included in the 2019 edition of the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, ...

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Mechanisms or muddle? What to make of AQF 5-6

This article examines Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) levels 5-6 and the overlap between vocational education and training (VET) Diploma and above and higher education (HE) Sub-bachelor courses. It follows an earlier paper on the boundaries and connections between the VET ...

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Why universities need to measure the stakeholder experience

Attracting students both domestically and internationally is essential to the ongoing success of Australian universities. However, competition is fierce, not just within Australia but from global and online providers alike. Consequently, universities are looking to leverage any competitive advantage they ...

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Flinders to rays the roof on solar energy

Almost 6000 solar panels have been fixed above a Flinders University carpark and onto its rooftops. The arrays will provide one-fifth of the electricity needed to power the university’s Bedford Park campus, while providing shade for the cars parked below. ...

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