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Degree dump: latest attrition stats released

The who, where and why of higher education attrition have been revealed by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), the higher education regulator. Its report details the latest dropout rates (from 2014) for first-year students from 130 providers. The ...

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IRU says demand-driven uni system working

On the fifth anniversary of the demand-driven university quota system, introduced by Julia Gillard’s Labor government, there are mixed feelings about its efficacy. On the one hand, Conor King, executive director of the Innovative Research Universities (IRU), claims it’s a ...

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Great sale-and-lease debate

Advisory board official’s comments about capital raising get people talking across the sector. By Dallas Bastian. The chairman of the federal government’s Education Investment Fund Advisory Board, Philip Clark, divided the tertiary sector recently with his comments about freeing up ...

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More decision making, not goal setting

Universities need to think about the future in a more constructive manner. A vice-chancellor recently told me that, given the level of dynamism in the Australian higher education environment and the vagaries of government policy, he saw little point in ...

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