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Fee income reliant on foreign students: Grattan

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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UA, Japan unis strengthen ties for research, student mobility

Universities Australia has signed an agreement continuing collaboration with its Japanese counterpart. The Memorandum of Understanding between Universities Australia and Japan Association of National Universities builds on consecutive agreements signed since 1992, and aims to tighten university links between the two nations. ...

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Arts and humanities called key to getting jobs

Arts and humanities degrees are more valuable for getting graduates jobs than purely technical degrees, a humanities advocacy group has said. Statistics from Graduate Careers Australia show that rates of graduate employment have been steadily declining in recent years – decreasing ...

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Fund to help students cover HECS shortfalls

The University of Southern Queensland has established a $15 million fund to help students cope with university expenses. The USQ Student Endowment Fund (USEF) will pay for university bursaries and scholarships that help students meet costs HECS doesn't cover. USQ ...

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Stop cuts to VET: Labor

Labor has slammed the Abbott Government for the large decline in apprentices since its election in September 2013. New figures from the National Centre for Vocational Education and Research show apprentices in training in September 2013 totalled 417,700. This is compared with ...

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