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Rankings data unreliable, report says

Governments, universities and students should not use international rankings to make decisions about higher education, a new report from the UK has said. International university rankings: For good or ill, from the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI), argues that the ...

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UWA promotes Freshwater to vice-chancellor

The University of Western Australia has elevated one of its senior executives to vice-chancellor. Professor Dawn Freshwater, who was acting vice-chancellor after professor Paul Johnson announced his departure from the role, has been selected as his permanent replacement. UWA chancellor Dr ...

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ASM announces new physical and digital campuses

A leading private higher education provider has opened a new campus in the heart of Melbourne. The Australian School of Management’s new Flinders Street location will offer students a range of bachelor degrees, associate degrees and diplomas in business and ...

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Hotcourses sale to net British politician £14 million

International student recruitment firm IDP Education has acquired Hotcourses Group for £30.1 million ($48.6 million), resulting in a likely payout of £14.4 million ($23.2 million) for UK health secretary Jeremy Hunt. Hotcourses Group owns several sites that allow prospective students ...

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International students trickle into UK, flood into US

International students are still heading to the UK but are coming to the US in droves, according to an expert analysis of international student data. Dr Rahul Choudaha, chief executive and principal researcher of higher education consultancy DrEducation, crunched the numbers from ...

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