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Free university education: Kiwi feat or a red herring?

When Jacinda Ardern became New Zealand’s Prime Minister in October last year, many were surprised because of her youth, inexperience and femininity. Staunchly Labour, she moved quickly to enact her ‘progressive, anti-capitalist’ agenda. Among her reforms was making all forms of higher education ...

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Technology in education: a forecast for 2018

Digital transformation and the rise of millennials are dominating headlines in the Asia Pacific region (APAC). Rapid advancements in technology are drastically improving the way we do things. As millennials come of age, modern students will be adept with technology, ...

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UTS presents university commercialisation alternative

Today, in UTS’ ‘brown paper bag‘, a symposium on advancing the public benefit of universities took place. Resisting commercialisation The need for universities to focus on research and education – not marketing – was a major topic. Professor Raewyn Connell of USYD ...

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Regional unis request strategic overhaul

Despite rural, regional and remote universities being ‘anchor institutions’ – the economic and intellectual hearts of their respective towns – they’re not recognised as such by the federal government. That’s the key message of the Regional Universities Network (RUN)’s new National Regional ...

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