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Universities adapting to uncertain economic future

Australia’s universities are facing an uncertain economic future, but they’re rising to the challenge of adapting to change in the industry, an expert says. Mathew Simpson, head of corporate markets and distribution – managed portfolios at FIIG Securities, addressed finance ...

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Universities expecting disruption by 2030

Navitas Ventures – the innovation arm of global higher education provider Navitas – has been pondering digital transformation in higher education. After realising universities, students and edtech venture founders were too, it solicited their views on the matter. “We wanted to ...

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Battle lines drawn over education reforms

The federal government’s higher education reforms last night passed through the House of Representatives, but Labor still plans to block the bill in the Senate. Minister for education and training Simon Birmingham maintains that the reforms are essential for the ...

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When scientists met policymakers

They’re often perceived as being at odds with each other, but this week, top scientists and bureaucrats happily commingled. In Canberra for Science meets Policymakers, they collaborated on a 10-year plan for our country’s scientific and technological future. Dr Charlie Day from ...

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Universities “not rolling in gold”: IRU

Conor King, executive director of the Innovative Research Universities (IRU), wants the government to know that universities aren’t as cashed up as many assume. Also, he contends, the government’s other presumptions on which university funding plans are based are false. For example, although ...

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Postgrads speak up on sexual assault

Sexual assault and harassment on campus isn’t just the concern of vulnerable first-years. That’s why the Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations (CAPA), the peak body representing over 320,000 postgraduate students, has piped up. They’ve submitted 19 recommendations to the Human Rights Commission, ...

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