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.
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.
I love the free market. It means my morning cup of coffee costs roughly the same at almost all the coffee shops near campus. The free market is however ruthlessly efficient, even if it is largely responsible…
UNSW Vice-Chancellor Fred Hilmer at the National Press Club in Canberra.
Universities must adopt the campaign tactics of the mining industry if they are to have any chance against oppressive government…
The social, economic and environmental impact of academic research can continue for decades.
Academics from a dozen universities will be required to explain to industry experts the economic and social value of hundreds…
Adam Chang’s portrait of academic JM Coetzee, whose writing has had international impact. AAP/Art Gallery of NSW.
The election of the Rudd Government in 2007 killed the momentum that had been building in the last few years of the Howard…
Do Australian universities suffer from an overload of auditing and metrics-based assessment? Are vision and flexibility being stifled? Flickr/Harald Groven.
Visiting British expert David Sweeney could have star appeal for academics frustrated by the bureaucratic inflexibility of…