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Global economic crisis may affect education exports

The current economic crisis has the potential to slow the growth of international student numbers in Australia, explains **Phillip McKenzie**. Education and training in Australia are becoming increasingly internationalised, but global economic developments have the potential to affect Australia’s educational ...

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Filling the academic void

It could take years for effects of the global economic meltdown on higher education to become apparent, but regardless of future outcomes, what we can count on right now is that without immediate action, we simply will not have enough ...

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Taking flight

Study abroad could be the key to graduate employment in tough times, says Robert Malicki. In the current economic climate, with the labour market significantly loosening, it seems graduates are going to need to differentiate themselves from the pack more ...

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Defining VET’s distinctive role

Why VET’s mission should not be forgotten in the Bradley debate. Despite concerns in some quarters that the Bradley review of higher education would recommend the carve-up of VET in order to rectify student shortages in universities, the final report ...

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We need to look beyond training packages

The notion that redesigning training packages is the answer to VET’s woes is simplistic and unrealistic, says Jeanette Allen. The National Quality Council should tackle the reform of training package (CR, 20.01.09), but too much of the thinking within the ...

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Obituary Dr Christy Fellows

17 October 1973 – 10 December 2008 Queensland’s water research community last month mourned the death of promising young water scientist Dr Christy Fellows. Fellows passed away in hospital aged 35 as a result of a short illness. Based at ...

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Briefs – International

UK to guarantee assistance to poor students Minister Manmohan Singh has set out a new five-year plan that involves building 50 more universities and hundreds of new colleges, allocating 19 per cent of GDP to fund education. It is expected ...

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NZ research quantity, not quality rewarded

New research has raised questions about the impact of New Zealand’s Performance Based Research Fund after it found university economics departments have rewarded research quantity rather than quality in their appointments since the advent of the fund. University of Waikato ...

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