Media Releases

Universities to survivors: your stories matter 27 Feb 2017
Universities Australia’s groundbreaking Respect. Now. Always. initiative – begun in 2016 – supports universities to address sexual assault and sexual harassment.
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UA welcomes education and innovation ties with Israel 23 Feb 2017
Universities Australia Chief Executive Belinda Robinson welcomed the commitment by leaders of Australia and Israel to strengthen ties in education and innovation.
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International student numbers surge to record high 22 Feb 2017
International students continue to choose to study in Australia in record numbers – citing the very high quality and reputation of Australian universities.
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Professor Margaret Gardner elected next chair of Universities Australia  22 Feb 2017
Monash University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Margaret Gardner, will be the next chair of Universities Australia.
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Fund closure would hit education infrastructure 14 Feb 2017
The proposed closure of a $3.7 billion education investment fund would end the last remaining federal program dedicated to financing university buildings and infrastructure.
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Australia's education exports at record high 3 Feb 2017
Australia’s excellent reputation for high-quality university education, our proximity to Asia and a lower Australian dollar helped to propel education export earnings to a record $21.8 billion in 2016.
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Concern at US executive order 30 Jan 2017
Universities Australia has expressed concern about the impact of the new US executive order on the free exchange of students, academics and researchers between Australia and the United States of America.
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Era of uncertainty must end: safeguard universities in 2017 budget 24 Jan 2017
Universities Australia has counselled against a dramatic overhaul of the nation’s university system, using its pre-Budget submission to urge greater policy and funding certainty in higher education.
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Universities welcome ministerial appointments 18 Jan 2017
Australia’s universities congratulate Senator Arthur Sinodinos on his new role as Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science and thank Minister Greg Hunt as he moves to the health portfolio.
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Perspective needed on uni completions 18 Jan 2017
Seven out of ten students complete their university education within nine years – with Australia’s bachelor degree completion rates ranking third highest among the world’s advanced economies
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