Students and lecturers at the University of Queensland researching ‘students as partners’ activities across Australian universities.
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When higher education is thought of as a commodity, students and teachers lose out. A new partnership-based approach can provide a much richer learning experience.
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Students can now see if their £9,000 a year fees are going to a 'gold-standard' school. But how cynical should they be?
Surveys suggest Trump’s election is hurting America’s reputation.
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Surveys show Trump's election is damaging America's reputation abroad, which research suggests could deal a sharp blow to US trade.
Three reasons why the new progress measures may be a misleading indicator of school performance.
Ongoing student protests are unlikely to have been a direct cause of universities’ slide down global rankings tables.
It's unlikely that student protests are directly affecting South African universities' rankings. Instead, decades of government underfunding in higher education may be at least partly to blame.
Monash University and the University of Sydney are the two newcomers to the list.
Australia had more universities in the top 100 than any other nation, apart from the US and UK.
South Africa has claimed back its status of the largest economy in Africa, toppling Nigeria, due to the appreciation of the rand. What's prompted the movement?
Ranking organisations call the shots about which universities are ‘best’.
It is arrogant and hypocritical for ranking institutions to declare that they're building Africa's legacy or its global partnerships on the continent's behalf.
El Celler’s Joan Roca (center) is now number one, but do consumers really need to know that?
Even when a hotel or restaurant ranking accurately reflects quality, consumers may be better off not knowing.
The importance of the classroom pecking order.
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There is an assumption that children perform better amongst highly achieving peers. High class achievement might be thought…
Teacher education is typically the largest undergraduate program in most universities and is therefore a cash cow.
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Despite all the talk about improving the quality of teachers and teaching in Australia, the general downward slide of entry standards to undergraduate teacher training courses continues. While the top…
Ranking universities is useful for only understanding the bigger picture.
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The release of The Times Higher Education World University Rankings will be welcomed by many people in the Australian university sector. See the full list of The Times Higher Education World University…
According to new rankings, Australia now has more elite universities.
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More Australian universities are now in the top 100 ranked universities in the world, according to the Academic Ranking of…
Future students need more than rankings to make the best choice.
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Australian universities compete with providers all over the globe. The stakes are high and it is hard to ignore world rankings. In The Conversation recently, however, University of Southern Queensland’s…
All cut out to fit the same mould? We can’t assume that all universities are trying to be the same.
James Cook University drew a lot of attention in the higher education sector recently by publicly “opting out” of the Times Higher Education (THE) World University rankings. Their reason was simple enough…
Australian higher education achieves a high output with fewer resources.
Australia is ranked eighth out of 48 countries in a new global measure of higher education - behind the US, Canada and Scandanavian…
Trinity College at the University of Melbourne, Australia’s most highly-regarded tertiary institution.
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Melbourne University is Australia’s most highly regarded tertiary institution among academics, according to a global survey…
University of Melbourne was ranked 37 in the world and top in Australia by the Times Higher Education World university Ranking system in 2011.
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings has named the University of Melbourne Australia’s best university, but…