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Degree dump: latest attrition stats released

The who, where and why of higher education attrition have been revealed by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), the higher education regulator. Its report details the latest dropout rates (from 2014) for first-year students from 130 providers. The ...

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Coming soon: Victoria University, India campus

Victoria University (VU) has had an eventful 2017 – and its only June. After slashing staff, and creating a separate teaching model for first years, a new research school and an academy for high-potential undergraduate students, they’re now opening a campus ...

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USYD alumni help young women launch their careers

You probably wouldn’t follow your careers advisor on Snapchat, but you might friend ENID Network. Sydney University graduates Nina Khoury (commerce and law) and Adriana Stefanatos (commerce) created the network: an all-female careers advice and networking platform for high school ...

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UTS goes logo-loco

UTS wanted its look to match its “authentic, creative, energetic, open and entrepreneurial” lean. The result? A new, unboxed logo: UTS is emblazoned in bold font on a background of red, blue, black, white and grey bubbles. Its previous logo was, ...

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Go8 singled out for a $200 million boost

Disrupt or die seems to be the latest business mantra, and universities are on board. Specifically, the Group of Eight (Go8) universities have welcomed a landmark $200 million investment by UK-based IP Group, a leading intellectual property commercialisation company. The funds ...

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Indigenous gap closing thanks to VET

Indigenous youths are becoming more educated, and are thereby helping to Close the Gap, according to a new report from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER). Increased Indigenous vocational completions are driving this change, though they remain behind ...

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Influx of foreign students continues

Foreign students are flocking to our (mostly) sunny shores in increasing numbers, government data has revealed. In the first quarter of this year, international students increased by 15 per cent, to 480,092. A third were from China; followed by 11 ...

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