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International students brought an estimated A$28bn to our economy in 2016-17. Shutterstock

We need to make sure the international student boom is sustainable

Australia is currently experiencing one of the largest booms in international student enrolments, which needs to be sustainable if we're going to continue to benefit economically.
Graduates of a 2015 Tertiary Entry Program, which paves the way into university courses, with lead author and CQUniversity’s Pro Vice-Chancellor of Indigenous Engagement, Bronwyn Fredericks (fourth from left) and Provost Hilary Winchester (far right). Peter Lawrence/CQUniNewsPICs

Laying pathways for greater success in education for Indigenous Australians

If we're serious about closing the gap in Indigenous education, our new research shows the value of building better bridges into universities and vocational education.
Regional students won’t necessarily be able to access the course they want to study. www.shutterstock.com

Four barriers to higher education regional students face – and how to overcome them

High school drop-out rates combined with costly travel and living expenses puts regional students at a disadvantage when applying to universities in Australia.
Regional universities are worried regional students will be drawn to urban universities if scholarships aren’t centrally pooled. Flickr/Sumanjay

Scholarship scheme could increase the regional brain drain

In the 2014-15 budget, the government announced a new Commonwealth Scholarship scheme. This will require higher education institutions to commit $1 in every $5 of additional revenue to the scheme “to support…

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