Home | Blog Pagepage 837

Blog Page

Achieving cohesion between yin and yang

In the second and concluding article, Katherine Polkinghorne helps universities negotiate their way around Chinaese-Australian cooperative structures.   As discussed in Campus Review last week, the Chinese education sector is highly regulated and increasingly scrutinised by the Chinese government, particularly ...

More »

International education robust despite turmoil

Most countries can afford to be optimistic about the prospects for their international education industries despite the turmoil in financial markets, according to IDP research head Melissa Banks. OECD data over the three decades from 1975 shows continuing growth in ...

More »

Six slip or dive into the red

Six Australian universities didn’t manage to keep their heads above water in 2007, posting deficits ranging from $250,000 to $15.9 million. The University of New South Wales, La Trobe University, Central Queensland University, the University of Western Australia, Batchelor Institute ...

More »

Monash stakes claim in diversity stakes

If student choice is the new mantra, then Melbourne is a relative cornucopia. Monash is the latest to stake its claim in the diversity stakes, joining Melbourne, Victoria and Swinburne universities in major rethinks of how they structure and offer ...

More »

CDU trounced at ballot

Charles Darwin University’s gamble at taking a non-union agreement to a vote, was met with a resounding no when it went to a ballot. The result of the count was 599 no votes, 213 yes votes and 60 informal votes, ...

More »

Money troubles: education can weather the storm

Australia’s international education sector may not only survive, but flourish in the global economic turmoil. By John Ross.   Higher education figures are cautiously – in some cases, keenly – optimistic that the economic crisis won’t torpedo student demand or ...

More »

International research database reprimed: IDP

IDP Education will refloat the international education research database abandoned late last year by Australian Education International (AEI). IDP Education chief executive Tony Pollock told last week’s Australian International Education Conference in Brisbane that the Database of Research in International ...

More »

The sound of a crispy chip being eaten

If Nobel Prizes are the most solemn and esteemed of honours for the greatest of great research, then the Ig Nobels tip their cap to its opposite, saluting research which “first makes people laugh, and then makes them think”. This ...

More »

Going for broke

Educational attainment of parents will be used as the indicator of socioeconomic status, but it’s not the whole story, says Trevor Gale.   What level of education did your parents reach? That’s the question the joint DEEWR and Universities Australia ...

More »