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Freeze VET funding to ‘risky’ providers: TDA

TAFE Directors Australia has called on the government to urgently freeze funding to “high risk” vocational training providers and ban others amid the ongoing controversy surrounding the VET FEE-HELP scheme. In a statement issued on Monday morning, TDA chief executive Martin ...

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UA adds to calls for more university investment

A report for the sector’s peak body echoes findings that universities are a smart investment. Last week, The Economic Contribution of Australia’s Research Universities – the UNSW example, written by Deloitte Access Economics for the University of New South Wales, argued ...

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Country unis innovate, too: Duncan

Regional universities have a huge role to play in the federal government’s innovation agenda, the vice-chancellor of the University of New England has said. The push for an innovation nation is one of the hallmarks of the Turnbull Government and universities ...

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Public must be sold on reform’s benefits: Thomson

A recent federal government of higher education policy under the leadership of Malcolm Turnbull has injected optimism into the national debate but university leaders must bring the public with them in the push for reform. That was the message from Go8 chief executive ...

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Jacobs calls for greater investment in unis

The time is now for government to put significant funds into universities, the vice-chancellor of the University of New South Wales has said. A report from Deloitte Access Economics, The Economic Contributions of Australia’s Research Universities – the UNSW example, ...

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Make uni spending transparent: OECD

Information on how and where funds are spent in universities must be more open to the public, the OECD has said. In his speech to the Times Higher Education World Academic Summit, Dirk van Damme, head of the innovation and measuring progress ...

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Uni reform impasse must end: Glover

Universities Australia has called on politicians to end a “legislative impasse” that the peak body argues has left the sector in “funding limbo” without a clear vision for the future. In a speech at the National Press club in Canberra ...

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Private funding called essential for public unis

Public universities must broaden their funding base to thrive and survive, the chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley, has said. Nicholas Dirks, whose institution was ranked as the top public university in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, said government ...

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