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Rethinking online delivery

How universities can resolve student retention woes following fee increases. Student acquisition and retention rates are arguably the biggest challenges for Australian universities. While several factors contribute to this, a key concern is the cost of studying in Australia. This ...

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Higher education is risky business

Universities are under increasing risk from fraudsters and cybercriminals. Australia’s higher education sector is under some pressure as a result of the government’s Higher Education Reform Package. Disruption of any kind increases risk in any organisation, but when disruption involves ...

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Universities redefine classrooms

Classrooms are being redefined as universities seek smarter ways to learn. In the past decade, e-learning has become one of the most common buzzwords in education. Look inside the modern classroom or lecture theatre and you will be hard pressed ...

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Higher education reforms fail in the senate

The federal government’s proposed higher education reforms have hit a wall and failed in the senate, after the Nick Xenophon Team (NXT) rejected the key elements of the controversial package yesterday. The three-senator and one MP team has effectively ruled out ...

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Aus and UK to collaborate on education policy development

Australia and the UK will soon collaborate to develop new higher education strategies and policies, after the recent signing of a Memorandum of Understanding. The Australian Regional Universities Network (RUN) and the UK’s Association for Modern Universities MillionPlus have signed ...

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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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