In 2015, one in five Australians aged between 16 and 24 spent at least a year out of employment, education or training.
Working life is becoming more fluid, if not precarious. We need to look at how our education systems are preparing young people for a changing workplace.
Is there such a thing as a mean marker?
The north-south divide of the education system.
If you happen to grow up in the south of England, you are more likely to actually study A-levels, and will probably end up with better results than if you go to school and study in the north.
Defying borders with education.
Could European based British University campuses offer international and UK home students a chance to escape fee hikes and travel restrictions after Brexit?
University leaders are determined to improve their responses to students who have experienced sexual assault or harassment on campus.
Universities Australia will on Tuesday launch a survey designed to shed light on student experiences of sexual assault and sexual harassment on campus.
Is the benefit of a university education overstated?
Young people today will need to be more flexible and more entrepreneurial than in the past. Universities can help by designing courses that will have value in a rapidly changing economy.
Business school fortunes are connected to London finance.
Of all the university departments, business schools could be the worst affected by Brexit. But it doesn't have to be all bad.
Can clearing can give you a second chance to decide what you want to study?
Does the university clearing system work?
Universities, journals and academics are increasingly concerned about the attempts of some industries to distort the science.
A tin pot dictator plunders billions from his blighted nation’s treasury. Sensing he’ll soon be exiled, amid public relations fanfare, he offers ill-gotten millions to a local university for a new school…
‘OMG, I’ve failed’.
Not everyone will be celebrating this results day, so here's a few words of advice for both students and parents, to help put things into perspective.
Mindfulness could help you to make hard choices.
Here's how meditation can help make some of those big life decisions a little more easy to handle.
Science graduates struggle to find jobs straight after graduation.
Confusing short-term jobs with long-term career outcomes is a distraction from the real issues in science higher education.
Should universities be allowed to deregulate fees for some courses?
If the flagship policy does not end up driving choice or quality, it is hard to see it gaining support.
Is it fair that students pay different amounts for university courses?
Students currently pay higher fees for courses that lead to jobs with typically higher wages. But not all students find, or want, a job in their area of study. Should all students then pay the same amount for their university degree?
Destined for university: the Victorians created a tiered education system.
Problems with who gets access to university date back to the 19th century.
Here's why some English universities are raising their tuition fees again.
The US and UK dominate the international education market in Asia – but this is likely to change.
Political developments in the higher education sector in a number of Asian countries may threaten Australia’s billion-dollar education industry.
Australian universities should explore ways of working with Indian institutions.
Australia will face stiff competition from other countries, such as the US and UK, so it must have a clear strategy for how to deepen its engagement with India’s higher education sector.
The new government’s existing research policy framework is pretty thin.
Research and development investment remains stagnant in Australia. It's time for a new, long-term strategy for research.
Both sides of politics agree that student funding rates need reviewing.
At best, there will be no new public money, just shuffling funds between programs. At worst, higher education will help reduce the budget deficit.