Educating international students provides far more benefits for Australia than is commonly acknowledged. But it has also created problems and an ambitious agenda is needed to overcome these.
Three decades ago, in another time of upheaval in higher education, 7% of working-age Australians had a degree. Today 33% have one. More people than ever have a stake in what happens to universities.
Students who fail units are highly likely to fail again without targeted assistance. But when universities intervene early to support these students, their rate of failure has been nearly halved.
Developments in the 80s set the parameters for much of the political discourse around the humanities since.
Experts predict today’s graduates will have several different careers throughout their working life. The government’s university changes seem ignorant of this.
Teachers have never been more appreciated than during COVID-19. But neither expressions of support, nor cheaper degrees will overcome the four big structural challenges facing the profession.
The government has more than doubled the cost of humanities degrees to encourage ‘job-ready’ graduates. But on what evidence?
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.
Cultural bias against teaching-only academics will see them get the axe in funding cuts to higher education.
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.
Senators should consider how repayment thresholds vary depending on family circumstances, the impacts on taxes and how long students will be saddled with debt.
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.
Students on ‘enabling’ courses may now have to pay substantial fees under higher education reforms.
Hidden in the detail of the latest higher education reform package, there are talks of creating teaching-only universities.
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.
At best, there will be no new public money, just shuffling funds between programs. At worst, higher education will help reduce the budget deficit.
What leaving the EU means for research, student experience and higher education reforms.
A new report offers recommendations for how to best reform the education system in India.
Universities deemed excellent at teaching will be allowed to raise their fees in line with inflation.
New proposals on the table for higher education are riven with contradictions.