Labor's policy essentially creates a new layer of tertiary education that would involve universities and TAFE Institutes working together to deliver associate degrees and advanced diplomas.
The new venture between Melbourne and Monash Universities will help bridge the gap that exists in commericialising medical research.
Government plans to introduce more flexibility could be destabilising for universities.
Now that the OLT is closing and the grants and fellowships are lost, it is not clear whether the government will play an active role in enhancing teaching excellence in our universities.
Over the next ten years, 40% of jobs are predicted to disappear. Universities will be essential to helping people reskill, upskill and reinvent their jobs.
Young people have a lot at stake when it comes to current political decisions. Yet 48% of 18-year-olds and nearly 24% of 19-year-olds are not registered to vote.
The onus is now on students, universities and the wider public to make clear where they stand on the options laid out in the discussion paper.
While schools receive an extra $1.2 billion in funding for 2018-20, reforms for higher education are delayed by a further year.
In future, we'll all need to be a little more like Leonardo da Vinci.
Writer and social commentator Jane Caro told Q&A that Australia has one of the most unequal education systems in the OECD. Is that right?
Young people are pressured into university and many end up in unsuitable courses. We need to recognise these realities and be clear about the purpose of higher education so it doesn't lose its value.
Improving data quality and accessibility will provide an important platform for business, policy innovation and academic research.
Engagement is not impact, and simple measures such as non-government research income tell us very little about genuine external engagement between universities and industry.
Students are going back to their campuses, and ought to be aware of the danger.
In the May Budget, the government may look for ways to shift the costs of higher education from the taxpayer to the student.
Claims of whitewashing have been levelled against an Australian university for encouraging students to use particular language about Indigenous peoples. It was the right thing to do.
A new report has called on the government to lower the threshold at which university graduates repay their debt from $54,126 to $42,000. But is this fair on students?
It's a common assumption that library use is plummeting – but that depends on which libraries you look at.
Lack of confidence, negative attitudes and low student participation rates are just a few of the challenges maths and science teachers face.
Low pay and status are the main factors turning potentially good teachers away from teaching. We need to work on making teaching an attractive profession.