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Unis to be free from foreign influence laws

The government has watered down its proposed anti-foreign spy legislation after universities claimed overreach. The Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Bill initially arguably hampered the ability of researchers to collaborate with overseas counterparts by requiring registration of these partnerships. If Australian researchers failed ...

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Student seepage worrisome: government

“People are making complicated – and sometimes deeply personal – decisions to withdraw from study when life gets in the way. We shouldn’t pressure students to stay enrolled if they need to care for a dying parent, for instance, and ...

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Mature aged students ‘forgotten’

The outgoing chief executive of Universities Australia is appealing for a national policy that would help boost enrolments of mature-age students. Dr Glenn Withers says a participation target should be implemented for 35 to 65 year olds in much the same ...

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New focus for Go8 and UA

Two of higher education’s peak representative bodies, Universities Australia and the Group of Eight, are entering 2012 under new leadership and with a new focus on co-operation. UA chief executive Dr Glenn Withers, who has held the job since the ...

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Withers warns unis to stay vigilant

Universities must remain vigilant or risk losing the momentum gained by a slew of new policies impacting higher education, says outgoing Universities Australia (UA) chief executive Dr Glenn Withers. In an interview with Campus Review, Withers predicted universities could return to ...

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