The government is proposing to save A$2.2 billion on education over the next four years, which will hit students the hardest.
The cuts to higher education funding are more about making savings than improving higher education, and would be extremely hard to change in the future.
Teaching-focused academics are often considered to be “lesser” academics.
Cultural bias against teaching-only academics will see them get the axe in funding cuts to higher education.
New Zealand Prime Minister-designate Jacinda Ardern holds firm on her promise to block Australian students from tertiary education if reforms go through.
New Zealand's Prime Minister-designate Jacinda Ardern has vowed to take retaliatory action if the Turnbull government changes fee arrangements for New Zealanders studying in Australia.
HELP repayment arrangements have long term consequences for students and their families.
Senators should consider how repayment thresholds vary depending on family circumstances, the impacts on taxes and how long students will be saddled with debt.
Three influential college presidents: Charles Eliot of Harvard (in office 1869-1909), Robert Maynard Hutchins of the University of Chicago (1929-45) and Drew Faust of Harvard (2007-18).
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A former president of Northeastern and scholar of higher education shares his perspectives on what has – and hasn't – changed in the role of the college president.
Not everyone is in a position to start university straight away.
Students on 'enabling' courses may now have to pay substantial fees under higher education reforms.
There could be much bigger changes ahead for universities.
Hidden in the detail of the latest higher education reform package, there are talks of creating teaching-only universities.
Unemployed graduates are among those demanding political change in Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe's students and graduates are angry. They have every reason to be. The country's finances are badly managed and its economy is in crisis.
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.
Young people, angry at the vote for Brexit, outside Downing Street.
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What leaving the EU means for research, student experience and higher education reforms.
India is being urged to reverse a policy that doesn’t allow foreign universities to open up a campus.
A new report offers recommendations for how to best reform the education system in India.
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Universities deemed excellent at teaching will be allowed to raise their fees in line with inflation.
Reforms to universities are a contradiction in terms.
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New proposals on the table for higher education are riven with contradictions.
Tertiary institutions in South Africa, like the University of Cape Town (pictured here), are in a state of flux and change.
South Africa's universities are in a state of upheaval. Academic developers must rethink their own purpose and how they work with academics in this environment to foster positive change.
Most student protests in South Africa during 2015 have been peaceful and organised, but there have been moments of violent confrontation.
Two narratives have emerged from student protests in South Africa: reform on the one hand - and revolution on the other. Which narrative will triumph?
Things can’t just carry on as ‘normal’ now that university students in South Africa have demanded massive systemic change.
The students' movement has stretched South Africans in personal, professional, powerful and provocative ways. Have academics been stretched enough to reflect deeply on the status quo at universities?
How will regulation be tied to funding in future?
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A new government green paper has proposed a raft of reforms for regulating higher education.
The aftermath of an Israeli air strike on Gaza’s Islamic University. Higher education systems often become casualties of war.
Quality higher education is crucial for recovery, peace-building, economic development and stronger governance in post-conflict societies.
A statue of colonialist Cecil John Rhodes is removed from the University of Cape Town after student protests. Could real transformation come through changing governance structures?
How can the higher education sector guard against proposed transformation measures being merely superficial quick fixes? At least part of the answer may lie in institutional governance.
Facilities like the Australian Synchrotron are relied upon by scientists across the country, and could shut down if research infrastructure funding is withheld by the government.
Cutting vital research infrastructure funding because the higher education reforms are stuck in the Senate could end up costing the country dearly.