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IRU says demand-driven uni system working

On the fifth anniversary of the demand-driven university quota system, introduced by Julia Gillard’s Labor government, there are mixed feelings about its efficacy. On the one hand, Conor King, executive director of the Innovative Research Universities (IRU), claims it’s a ...

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University reforms: what they mean for you

The Higher Education Reform Package report, released on 1 May 2017 by education minister Simon Birmingham, has already generated a lot of heated commentary from both sides of the debate. With the Coalition’s previous higher education reforms – spearheaded by then ...

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ARC announces new chief executive

Professor Sue Thomas, University of New England provost and deputy vice-chancellor, is to be the next chief executive of the Australian Research Council (ARC). The announcement was made by federal education minister Simon Birmingham. “Professor Thomas is an experienced university ...

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