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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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Innovation the force for prosperity: Booth

The resources boom has forced Australia to play global economic catch-up, the provost of the University of Technology, Sydney has said. Professor Peter Booth said the success and economic shortsightedness of the resources boom created an environment where Australia didn’t ...

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AEU defends call for tougher teaching degrees

The Australian Education Union has hit back against claims that it dictates New South Wales teacher education policy to limit the number of incoming teachers for the benefit of its existing members. Australian Catholic University vice-chancellor professor Greg Craven previously told Campus Review that ...

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House passes overseas uni debt recovery

Australians earning good money overseas are one step closer to having to repay their university debts as if they were still living at home. The House of Representatives passed legislation on Thursday to extend the repayment system for university and trade ...

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New standards cut red tape

Universities have welcomed newly announced federal standards that will require institutions to give students information in plain English before they enrol. Also under the new standards, universities will be measured on the experience they deliver and less on filling out ...

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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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