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Opinion: No education without aspiration

A world of higher learning and opportunities can be found on university campuses;but disadvantaged students often must see it to desire it. When I was 11 years old, I went with a church boys’ club to visit Melbourne University. We ...

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Let’s build a contemporary national university

This is a transcript of a speech delivered by professor Brian Schmidt, the Australian National University’s vice-chancellor, at the launch of the 2016 Crawford Australian Leadership Forum.  An innovative nation is one that readies itself for challenges not yet imagined. ...

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Parker says unis help entrench inequality, offers solutions

Australian higher education perpetuates inequality, and ATAR should be scrapped and university places recapped to help fix the situation. That’s the argument University of Canberra vice-chancellor professor Stephen Parker made in remarks to the TJ Ryan Foundation this week. Parker’s comments came after a ...

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