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Uni chiefs urge fresh research funding debate

Go8 vice-chancellors have combined to call for fresh debate on research funding in universities. The leaders warn that without adequate federal investment, institutions have few options to make up the shortfall. Each university chief penned thoughts on the topic in the group’s ...

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Authentic, worldwide

There is much more to being an international university than attracting foreign students. Australia, we proudly tell ourselves, has one of the most international university systems in the world. The recently released Draft National Strategy for International Education shows a ...

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Schmidt to lead ANU from 2016

Nobel laureate professor Brian Schmidt has been announced as ANU’s next vice-chancellor. Schmidt, who most recently made headlines calling for the establishment of a national agency to address Australia’s poor track record in science, technology and innovation, has worked at the ...

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Please be more specific

What exactly constitutes a scholarly article isn’t nearly as straightforward as it should be – and that’s a costly problem. By Ralf Buckley Every modern civilisation relies on its universities. And governments count visible products – graduates and publications – ...

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OPINION: Cast the sector in a better light

Reports have recently put forth a negative view of the sector; the full story must be told. By Phil Honeywood The past few months has provided some great news for Australia’s international education sector. Whether it be consistent increases in ...

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JCU’s new centre to bridge the gap

James Cook University has announced plans to establish a new centre designed to improve educational outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. Senior deputy vice-chancellor professor Chris Cocklin said the centre has ambitious, but achievable, goals. “We’ve come to ...

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OPINION: Govt must continue fight for reform

Retention by the Government of the Reform Legislation from the 2014 budget is very important for the sector and must be brought forward again, writes Adrian McComb. For private higher education the government’s proposed reforms promise equitable treatment and wider options for ...

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Marketing triumphs from within

Most universities should focus on their own unique advantages for the best chance at enduring success with their brand. Recent legislative changes and the higher Australian dollar are making universities work harder than ever to attract students. To do this ...

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