Global Engagement News & Activities

Enhanced cooperation on higher education and research with Japan 11 Dec 2014
Universities Australia is working with its counterpart organisation in Japan to pave the way for signing a Memorandum of Understanding next year to develop closer cooperation on higher education, research and work-integrated learning for students.
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Swiss and Australian researchers join forces with new agreement 27 Nov 2014
The ability of scientists and researchers in Australia and Switzerland to collaborate on ground-breaking research and innovation has been significantly enhanced with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two countries today. The MOU, to encourage research cooperation through the exchange of researchers, was signed between the peak university bodies of Australia and Switzerland – Universities Australia and swissuniversities – in Canberra today.
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China-Australia FTA will further strengthen higher education ties 17 Nov 2014
The landmark China-Australia Free Trade Agreement signed in Canberra today will foster an even deeper relationship with China in university education and research.
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Senate Committee Report on Higher Education legislation: a step in the right direction 30 Oct 2014
Universities Australia has commended the work of the Senate Education and Employment legislation committee inquiring into the Federal Government’s Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill 2014.
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Inevitable decline in higher education without change: Submission 24 Sep 2014
The quality, performance, competitiveness and reputation of Australia’s higher education sector will be condemned to a path of inevitable decline if, in the absence of increased public investment, the Government’s higher education proposals are discarded in their entirety, according to peak university body, Universities Australia.
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Ground-breaking German/Australian research partnership takes shape 24 Sep 2014
Universities Australia today announced the formation of a major science and research exchange agreement between Australian universities and those in one of the most research-intensive industrial countries in the world – Germany.
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Higher education - how did we get to here? 5 Sep 2014
An opinion piece for The Conversation by our Chair Professor Sandra Harding.
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Students the winners as New Colombo Plan launched in India 4 Sep 2014
Australian undergraduates will now have the opportunity to study and undertake internships in one of Australia’s largest trading partners following the official launch today of the New Colombo Plan in India by Prime Minister Tony Abbott.
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Senate: approve higher education package with amendments 28 Aug 2014
The peak body representing Australia’s universities calls on the Parliament to support the deregulation of Australian universities with changes to the Government’s proposals that will assure affordability for students and taxpayers.
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