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Higher ed underfunded, says opposition

Both the federal Coalition and the Australian Greens have expressed concerns that the higher education sector will be underfunded as a result of last week’s budget. Senator Brett Mason, the opposition shadow minister for universities and research, said he believed ...

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Redundancies reduced at Sydney

Three students were arrested at a protest over redundancies at the University of Sydney last week, where a police officer’s arm was also broken. After months of at times angry debate, including a hearing at Fair Work Australia, the university ...

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Budget fine for universities but TAFEs worry

Higher education emerged unscathed from Tuesday’s federal budget but it wasn’t so reassuring for vocational education and training. The budget was more of a mixed bag for VET, said TAFE Directors Australia (TDA). The organisation said national skills had been ...

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Unis pleased with Canberra commitment

Australia’s university bodies have broadly expressed support for the federal budget, saying they believe it supports plans to improve access to higher education. Griffith University vice-chancellor Ian O’Connor, the chair of Innovative Research Universities, said in a statement that he ...

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Flagship courses may give unis a boost

Outstanding courses could present a way for universities to stand out in the crowd – and attract more funding from the government, a seminar in Melbourne has been told. The Base Funding Review panel suggested that universities could offer undergraduate ...

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Public funding for some degrees questioned

Findings presented at a one-day seminar on higher education base funding make the case that it is hard to justify public tuition subsidies across all university courses. The Centre for the Study of Higher Education at the University of Melbourne hosted ...

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FOI letters detail regulator interest in UQ

The University of Queensland has announced the appointment of a new vice-chancellor, Professor Peter Hoj, VC at the University of South Australia, but the scandal that led to his predecessor’s downfall remains unsettled. Documents obtained by Campus Review under freedom ...

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UQ appoints Hoj as vice-chancellor

The University of Queensland has appointed Professor Peter Hoj as its new vice-chancellor and president. Hoj is currently the vice-chancellor and president of the University of South Australia and his previous roles include CEO of the Australian Research Council and ...

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