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Universities thrown modest budget lifeline

Universities hammered by coronavirus border closures will be thrown a lifeline in next week's federal budget. Education Minister Dan Tehan has promised an extra $326 million to provide more domestic student places. The money is expected to cover 12,000 new ...

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Senate committee report backs uni fee reform

A senate committee report has recommended the government’s job-ready graduates bill be passed with the contingency that it is reviewed after two years.  The committee’s chair, Liberal senator James McGrath, wrote that the bill will “deliver policy and funding certainty for the sector”.  But Greens senator ...

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Broken ladders? Why Rhodes snubs rankings

Rhodes University in South Africa doesn’t throw its own hat in the rankings ring – but that doesn’t mean you can’t find it there. Drawing on publicly available data, many rankings bodies slot its name into their league tables, possibly ...

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