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Academonomics hard to say but here to stay

Weary of academic whinging about the economics of university life, a leading economist put the subject up for serious discussion last week. It led to a lively gathering. Among the more traditional topics at the Australian Conference of Economists last ...

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Whisper became a shout

The Thesis Whisperer is now a year old, has 14 contributors and has racked up just over 100,000 hits. Nowhere is the diversity of the higher education world more evident than on the internet. From vice-chancellors to first-year undergraduates, there ...

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ANU plan to boost its public profile

The ANU by 2020 plan, currently in draft form, sets out a series of guidelines for the university to take a leading role in research and public policy over the next nine years.  The draft, which has been circulated for ...

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Evans promises a light touch with TEQSA

Institutions that abuse the deregulated university system will be quickly reined in. Education Minister Chris Evans says he believes the higher education sector will behave responsibly under the new regulatory system, while reminding it the government reserves the right to ...

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Bond gets new vice-chancellor

UQ's Tim Brailsford talks about the challenges of moving from a public to a private university. Bond University is a “pretty special” place but does present its own challenges, says incoming vice-chancellor professor Tim Brailsford. Brailsford is currently the Frank ...

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Pyne loses on demand

Attempts by the coalition to attach amendments on free speech and student learning entitlements to the demand-driven university funding bill failed last week, while the bill still remains before the House of Representatives. Manager of opposition business Christoper Pyne said ...

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