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The north-south divide of the education system. bibiphoto/Shutterstock

The north-south divide in A-levels explained

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.
University leaders are determined to improve their responses to students who have experienced sexual assault or harassment on campus. AAP/Paul Miller

Universities Australia to survey prevalence of sexual abuse on campuses

Universities Australia will on Tuesday launch a survey designed to shed light on student experiences of sexual assault and sexual harassment on campus.
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What role should universities play in today’s society?

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.
Universities, journals and academics are increasingly concerned about the attempts of some industries to distort the science. lipik/Shutterstock

When industry-sponsored research is on the nose

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…
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Should students pay different fees 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?

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