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Eastern promise: The rise of alt, pan-Asian study

Singapore, Hong Kong and Beijing, while famed and well-funded, aren’t the only destinations for Asian international students. Sociologist Yasmin Ortiga of the National University of Singapore has highlighted that Vietnam, the Philippines and provincial Chinese cities are increasingly enticing university options for the ...

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Free university education: Kiwi feat or a red herring?

When Jacinda Ardern became New Zealand’s Prime Minister in October last year, many were surprised because of her youth, inexperience and femininity. Staunchly Labour, she moved quickly to enact her ‘progressive, anti-capitalist’ agenda. Among her reforms was making all forms of higher education ...

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What the Productivity Commission report says about our unis

Education experts have responded to last week’s Productivity Commission report, which makes a case for shifting the focus of universities towards improving teaching and student outcomes. Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education director Professor Penny Jane Burke said ...

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IT isn’t the most in-demand job: report

Contrary to popular thought, it’s construction, not coding, that’s most in-demand by employers. The 2017 Soft Skills in Demand Report, released last week, revealed this surprising fact.  Report issuer JobGetter analysed 168,000 job ads across 54 industries before reaching this ...

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