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Pyne under attack

  New education minister’s plan to review services fees, placement caps draws critics’ ire. Education minister Christopher Pyne’s potential plans for higher education have drawn the ire of critics. Pyne has announced his intention to review higher education’s demand-driven system ...

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UK staff numbers drop

Employment at UK higher education institutions has fallen for the second consecutive year, new figures show. Data released by the Higher Education Statistics Agency show 3540 fewer staff were employed at publicly funded higher education institutions in 2011-12 compared with ...

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Philanthropy will be vital for universities

Bequests, fund-raising and donations from alumni may make the difference been good and great universities the way things are going, writes Louis White. Universities will become more reliant on philanthropic activities from businesses and individuals as government financial support recedes along with ...

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East meets West, by degrees

With less individual choice, the decision about VET or university is made easier in China but like us they are still hung up about status, writes Stuart Middleton. As I promised, I write again partly from China, partly from an ...

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Student union measures deregulation

The second Education Quality Survey run by the National Union of Students will track the impact of deregulation on Australia’s undergraduates. The survey, which was run for the first time in 2010, is to be conducted biennially across all university ...

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Call for more university teaching on ageing

With the greying population, universities are finding they need to adapt their nursing and medical courses.   Whether you are a nursing, medical or paramedic student at the University of Tasmania, you can’t complete your studies without taking Perspectives on Ageing, ...

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What international students need from teachers

 Course facts and figures from teachers are not enough for many foreign students, it’s that little bit of extra ‘life’ support that can really help, writes Arfa Noor.  Friends and fellow students have often questioned my decision to start my ...

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UQ defends coal seam gas centre

The head of a new research centre says the University of Queensland is not prepared to stand by and just watch as a new energy source is developed. Susan Woodward reports. Global energy demands are skyrocketing and the University of ...

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Even Nobel Laureates get their papers rejected

Senior researchers from around the country will help  junior colleagues at regional universities get a grip on  research, as part of a year-long early career program. The Regional Universities Network (RUN), which is running the program, says it is the ...

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