Students with lower ATARs generally have lower lifetime earnings. But a Grattan Institute report found low ATAR men could earn more doing a VET course than a bachelor degree in their chosen field.
Nationwide, state government money has become a smaller and smaller fraction of public higher education budgets.
China’s aggressive program of acquiring technology from abroad should be a cause of concern for Australian universities. Yet, our system of vetting research collaborations is clearly broken.
Universities play a significant role in the high and rising air travel footprint – and they need to do more about it.
Free inquiry has always been a fraught business, from Eden to Facebook, but is a key component of any open society. It shouldn't be taken for granted.
Just 1% of refugees in the world are able to continue education beyond secondary school.
Technology has disrupted the way universities offer courses, the types of skills we will need, and the duration for which we will need them. Here are three things universities must do to survive.
Academic research has awakened society to the scale of the climate emergency – now universities must lead the way on the solution.
There is growing concern that China is trying to use universities to silence its critics in the West.
Mindfulness aligns itself with science and academia to be seen as credible but it lacks any real evidence.
Many of the new proposals would leave the wealthiest students and graduates better off.
Despite the headline cut in fees, under the Augar review, students would on average be paying more.
Students gain up to 4kg in their first year at university and all the junk food on campus doesn't help. Universities have a responsibility to make healthier foods available to students.
At a special commencement ceremony for first-generation college graduates, a dean gave a speech made up of nothing but questions.
A political scientist explains how a new commission that wants to measure the economic value of a college degree could end up devaluing the liberal arts.
In some Nigerian universities, wealthy female students engage in trasnactional sex for pleasure, while those that needed financial support did it for the money.
History is complex and multi-dimensional. Any response to what happened in the past should reflect this.
Chaplaincy is an integral part of campus life within many universities.
A shift to outcomes-based education will enable students to gain critical automation-resistant competencies to succeed and thrive in the future workforce alongside AI.
Although the end of the semester can be a stressful time for students, embracing the stress can help students deal with it better than trying to avoid it, a well-being expert argues.