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Melbourne to shed up to 100 staff as GFC bites

The University of Melbourne will offer voluntary redundancies to up to 100 staff as part of an “economic response program” to plug the hole left by the university’s worst ever investment losses. Vice-chancellor Professor Glynn Davis last week said redundancies ...

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Carrington heads to QUTealth public service and was a senior researcher within the Commonwealth Parliamentary Library. Happell to CQU Professor Brenda Happell has been appointed director of the Institute for Health and Social Science Research at CQU. Happell will succeed ...

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A passage to India

India hopes to join the superpower elite, but there is not enough international quality in its higher education system. Phil Baty reports on how it aims to raise standards by overhauling regulation and inviting in foreign providers.ted to become one ...

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Take the time to get it right

<<<To throw the doors open to foreign providers is not necessarily a panacea for Indian higher education, warns Philip Altbach.>>> India’s new Minister of Human Resource Development, Kapil Sibal, has promised to open its higher education sector to foreign universities ...

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Australia less safe: non-Indian students

Almost two thirds of international students from countries other than India have changed their perception of Australia as a study destination following media reports about attacks on international students, according to a recent survey by IDP Education. The ‘temperature check’ ...

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It’s time for self-accrediting VET: TDA

Vocational education and training should operate under similar accreditation arrangements as higher education, according to TAFE Directors Australia, which wants the country’s 4885 VET providers to be divvied into hierarchical groupings, with those in the top echelon granted self-accrediting rights. ...

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SCU, CSU quit merger talks

A coherent policy framework similar to that governing the health sector is necessary is Australia is to address rural and regional provision of higher education. Professor Paul Johnson, vice-chancellor of La Trobe University, recently told the AUCEA conference that there ...

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Bogus colleges cause UK immigration headaches

If Australia is having a problem with dodgy private colleges exploiting immigration rules, then the UK government is being condemned for failing to tackle the problem of bogus colleges, which has allowed tens of thousands of illegal immigrants to come ...

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