Even privately run colleges and universities get money from the federal government.
Yet the money spent on student loans, Pell Grants and funding for research is not generally keeping pace with the demand for higher ed.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Indonesian President Joko Widodo met in Jakarta to discuss a free trade agreement.
Under the free trade agreement, Australian universities will be able to have majority ownership of an Indonesian university.
A more joined up approach is needed to make sure support for students is there when it's required.
Students and staff at universities have many of the same health risk factors, including poor mental health and alcohol consumption.
Universities need to work with staff, students and the community to ensure their health policies are effective.
Students across the world are using social media to research and choose their university.
Merging UniSA and the University of Adelaide could produce a number of benefits.
While creating a bigger university is an important incentive for this proposed merger, good leadership and a shared vision are needed to make it a success.
In 2016, it cost A$12.4 billion to operate the Group of Eight universities, of which public funds from the government provided A$6.7 billion. The London Economics report reveals that the work of the Group of 8, delivered a return of over A$66 billion to the nation.
A new report found that every one dollar of public funding spent on Go8 university research generated A$9.76 across the Australian economy, a roughly 10 fold return on the government's investment.
Transport and livestock are both significant contributors to nitrogen pollution.
The University of Melbourne is the first institution in Australia to have its nitrogen footprint calculated – it's 139 tonnes per year, mainly because of food production, energy use and transport.
The Australian National University has been working with intelligence agencies to minimise the impact of a cyber attack on its systems.
Universities are uniquely placed to ensure that those who manage security of networks and data work closely with those who research and study the same problem.
Lecturers remain concerned about limits the Prevent duty places on freedom of expression.
In a survey of 159 academics, nearly half reported sexual abuse or harassment.
"Fight sexism": graffiti in Turin November 2016
Academics and PhD students from a number of Australian universities have reported sexualised bullying, unfair workloads, sexual harassment and in some cases even sexual assault, usually from their superiors and supervisors.
Ironically, Paterson claims to be arguing in favour of “free speech”, when his views would undermine intellectual freedom.
Most universities do, in fact, mention academic freedom in several policy documents, such as enterprise bargaining agreements and other codes of conduct.
When Garth Brooks felt that a charity had done him wrong he got his money back.
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When conflicts over whether nonprofits have kept their word about how they said they'd use big gifts crop up, donors rarely get everything they demand as reimbursement.
The university’s most important strength is its intellectual independence, and the academic freedom that assures that independence.
Australian higher education policy debates focus primarily on how and by whom universities are funded. This diminishes understanding of universities' democratic purpose and wider social mission.
Today many Americans see universities negatively. But, as the dean of USC Dornsife argues, academia has a unique capacity to solve society's problems. Yes, astrophysicists can help law enforcement.
Attending an elite university appears to play a comparatively small role in determining a graduate’s starting salary.
Attending an elite university plays a small role in an undergraduate's starting salary compared to other factors, such as high ATAR, the field of study they chose and the region in which they work.
International students and immigrants learn about the Canadian workplace at the BEST conference at Dalhousie University in Halifax in March.
Ottawa and the governments of all four Maritime provinces have created pathways to help international students transition to permanent resident status. But fear causes too many to return home.
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Education policy experts run through the major changes for education in Budget 2018 for schools, VET and higher education.
Academics who are closely aligned to professional practices in health professions, engineering, teaching and social work also value work integrated learning highly.
Work Integrated Learning includes placements, internships and work experience. It is increasing as students are expected to be more work-ready and to contribute to the economy post-graduation.
There are now several new gate-keeping measures to test teacher quality introduced by universities in the last two to three years.
Australia's decline in PISA rankings and criticisms of NAPLAN tell us we should also be looking at how we assess teacher quality.