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Australia’s first survey of PhD graduate outcomes

In an Australian-first, Group of Eight universities will investigate and publish the extent to which PhD students contribute to the nation. The three year project, dubbed Understanding PhD Career Pathways, will survey more than 200,000 PhD graduates and provide information ...

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Alumnus donates $13.5 million to UQ academy

The University of Queensland will soon benefit from a $13.5 million donation from one of its alumnus. The donors, alumnus Andrew N. Liveris and wife Paula Liveris, gave the funds to help establish the Liveris Academy in the university’s Faculty ...

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Education inequality costs economy $20 billion

Inequality within Australia’s education system has cost the country at least $20 billion over the last six years, according to a new report. The figure comes from the Public Education Foundation’s latest issues paper – What Price the Gap? Education and ...

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Cost of university education to soar

As the debate around university loans and pricing continues, new research has revealed the cost of a university education is likely to soar more than 20 per cent in the next decade. The ASG Planning for University Index estimates that the ...

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HECS legislation passes through Lower House

The federal government has scrapped plans to place a “lifetime cap” on student loans, but has been granted support from the lower house to reduce the repayment threshold. Legislation to lower the repayment threshold from $55,000 to $45,000 has been ...

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Education panel appoints new members

The federal government has appointed a new chair and five new members to the Higher Education Standards Panel, tasked with helping “maintain the quality and standards” of Australia’s higher education system. Minister for education and training, Simon Birmingham, congratulated the new ...

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