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Of the 7.7 million job openings forecast from 2022 to 2031, more than two-thirds are expected to require post-secondary education. (Shutterstock)

How ‘social financing’ could help fund higher education for under-represented students

Canada’s international student cap threatens inclusion in higher education, but social financing — a way for private capital to address social issues — can address this issue.
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Universities Accord: there’s a push to increase Indigenous students and voices in higher education. But we need more detail and funding

The accord calls for meaningful steps to increase the numbers of Indigenous graduates and Indigenous leaders in higher education. In a post-referendum Australia, this is more important than ever.
Education Minister Jason Clare (centre) in a meeting with Universities Accord review panel chair Mary O'Kane (right) and panel member Fiona Nash (left) in November 2022. Dean Lewins/AAP

Universities Accord final report: what is it, and what does it recommend?

The 400-page report is the first broad review of Australian higher education since 2008. It contains 47 recommendations covering ground from course fees, to funding and support for students.

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