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Sector must be heard, says new IEAA chief

The international education sector has a tendency to “slip through the cracks” in this country, and that’s something that the International Education Association of Australia’s new chief plans to change. Phil Honeywood, IEAA’s new chief executive, started in the job last ...

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Free to think, or is it free-thinking

University autonomy is ranked across 26 European countries in a major new report from the European University Association (EUA).  In addition to an in-depth analysis of the current state of institutional autonomy in Europe, the study includes four scorecards that ...

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A better deal for overseas students

The Australian Human Rights Commission is drawing up a list of minimum standards for the international education  sector writes Helen Szoke. Laurence Peters was an educationalist most famously known as the creator of the Peter Principle. His focus was on competency ...

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Medical students take expertise offshore

Valuable foreign medical students are being deterred from Australian study by anxiety about the graduate internship bottleneck, says global migration researcher, Professor Lesleyanne Hawthorne. Professor Hawthorne is associate dean international at the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and ...

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No apology over healthcare knockback

The Queensland government has defended its controversial decision to deny specialist health care to international students at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. State health minister Geoff Wilson told Campus Review the state “made no apology” for refusing obstetric and ...

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ANU Burma fracas – the studied bite back

That researcher Ashley South is upset his report received a strongly worded response from the Karen National Union (The Nation 22/08/11 and Campus Review 31/10/11) indicates both his naivety as a public writer and his arrogance. South cites two articles ...

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Diversify or die

The financially threatened universities of Europe need more autonomy so that they can diversify their income streams – but staff are worried that new income streams will threaten their academic autonomy. Co-funding arrangements could be the biggest threat to the ...

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China decline to get worse than India

China won’t prop up student flows to Australia any more, new data suggests. New student numbers will slump this year from all the top international education markets, with China now well and truly in decline as a source country, according ...

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