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Fringe dwellers

Strengthening regional higher education provision is exactly what is needed, but no one yet knows how to achieve it, says Paul Clark.history of development to match the changing economic circumstances of their host city. But as we move to consider ...

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Getting the balance right

Excellence and engagement are the twin pillars for a system of world class university research, write Caroline McMillen and Peter Høj.nge is consistent with the intent to join up the innovation system and to provide the drivers for collaboration across ...

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Rethinking applied research

False dichotomies impede a healthy research sector, says Linda Kristjanson.the broader community (notably industry) fails to recognise the potential inherent in a diverse research sector, and the value of current government programs (such as the ARC Linkage, ARC Centres of ...

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TAFE no poor cousin to university

TAFE is recognised as a quality provider of education due partly to a higher level of understanding of the opportunities VET provides, a research report on community attitudes to Victorian TAFE, published in April, has found.e, they want recognition available,” ...

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Marriage of equals

Can stand-alone universities do anything to help the policymakers dreaming of a tertiary sector, asks John Mitchell.35 or so stand-alone universities? Do they all need to become dual sector organisations? Or is there some way they can remain stand-alone and ...

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VET briefs

Recession hits apprenticeship starts boom times, people often leave their training before completion to take up well-paid jobs. The NCVER has also released preliminary 2008 figures on students and courses, showing a 2 per cent increase in VET students over ...

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VET briefs

Greening Australia’s apprentices for Indian students wanting to study abroad. Newly released AEI statistics show a 31 per cent annual increase for the quarter to end March in Indian students commencing in Australian education, including a 14 per cent jump ...

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