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UK research escapes the razor

The British government has spared research but decimated teaching in its “axe Wednesday” spending cuts. Research funding was unexpectedly spared despite massive cuts to the UK’s higher education budget in last week’s comprehensive review of government spending. The spending review, ...

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Cambridge threatens to “go private”

UK government funding for university teaching has slumped so low that Oxford and Cambridge could be better off without it. But they still want the government’s research grants. The UK’s top-ranked university has reportedly threatened to ‘go private’ over dissatisfaction ...

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New York ups the ante on foreign students

America is no longer “comatose” when it comes to international students, says a New York university system chief. Concerns that the US is upping the ante in the global competition for international students seem well founded, if plans underway at ...

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Look to the UK, Oz researchers urged

The UK’s financial situation has created a happy hunting ground for Australian researchers. Now’s the time for Australian researchers to go hunting for venture capital in the UK, according to Lancaster University vice-chancellor Professor Paul Wellings. Wellings, the head of ...

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The time for Indonesia

The world’s third and fourth biggest countries are cozying up on higher education. And Australia can only sit back and watch. The US has a once-in-a-century opportunity to reinvigorate its higher education relationship with Indonesia and is going after it ...

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US targets foreign undergrads

The American giant is stirring, with an 11 per cent spike in international undergraduate enrolments. International undergraduate enrolments in the US have shot up by over 10 per cent, underlining warnings from an Australian academic that aggressive competition from the ...

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Why Europe?

Christina Slade attempts to answer this question. Why are we talking about Europe?, asked the only Australian student at the four week Global Citizenship summer school, taught half at City University in London, and half in Utrecht. “This course is ...

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US action usurps Australia-Indonesia ties

International education’s ‘sleeping giant’ has raided Australia’s giant back yard. US president Barack Obama’s recent pledge to invest $165 million into a higher education partnership with Indonesia showed Australia had lost dominance with its nearest neighbour, an Australian academic said ...

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Saudi’s five-year plan no threat to Australia

One of Australia’s biggest markets for international students is increasing its own higher education capacity – but this means new opportunities for Australia, an expert says. Saudi Arabia aims to more than double the number of students studying at its ...

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Graduate outcomes sends fur flying

Dave Guerin has been studying the wave of hypocrisy as the NZ government says it will tie funding to employment outcomes. Graduate outcomes hit the news in New Zealand this month. In many countries, this might be a time when ...

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