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VC Hill calls for unfreezing of sub-degree places

Incoming RUN chair and University of the Southern Cross vice-chancellor Greg Hill. Photo: USC.

In his first push for policy change as incoming chair of the Regional Universities Network, professor Greg Hill has called for sub-degree loans to be included in the demand-driven system. Hill, who is vice-chancellor of the University of the Sunshine ...

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Trump could spark international student boom: IEAA

US president-elect Donald Trump. Photo: Facebook.

The International Education Association of Australia has predicted that Australia will see an influx of international students and academics after the election of Donald Trump to the White House, and the UK’s Brexit from the European Union. Professor Chris Ziguras, ...

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We need humanities students, business leaders say

Business Council of Australia chief executive Jennifer Westacott. Photo: Sharon Hickey/USYD.

Business leaders told a forum that industry still needs humanities graduates. Business Council of Australia chief executive Jennifer Westacott said many people in Western countries are anxious, disengaged and frustrated, and now “question globalisation, migration, innovation and the value and virtues ...

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Student accommodation industry boom predicted

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Student accommodation website student.com, has predicted a boom in the Australian purpose-built student housing industry, which is woefully undersupplied. Purpose-built student accommodation refers to housing built specifically for students. Bede Moore, student.com’s head of growth and partnerships Australia, said this accommodation type ...

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International student numbers grow, again

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Federal Education Department data, released today at the Australian International Education Conference, revealed that international student numbers have grown by 11 per cent since last year. Steve Nerlich, director of the Education Department’s international research and analysis unit, said there are ...

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