Research, Innovation & Workforce News and Articles

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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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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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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Fees for external examiners 5 Jan 2017
Universities Australia regularly reviews the standard fees that it recommends universities pay to external examiners for Masters, PhDs, and Higher and Professional Doctorates.
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Cutting university infrastructure – not so clever 19 Dec 2016
Closing the $3.7 billion Education Investment Fund (EIF) would make it harder for Australia to create new jobs, generate research breakthroughs and compete for international students – our third largest export.
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Infrastructure roadmap to navigate Australia's research future 6 Dec 2016
A new draft roadmap will ensure Australia’s future research infrastructure spending will target priority areas to build on our research strengths.
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Teacher education changes announced 23 Nov 2016
Australia’s universities share the Victorian Government’s commitment to the highest quality teaching standards – but also defend the autonomy of universities to set their own admissions criteria.
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Engagement and Impact Assessment pilot to begin 21 Nov 2016
Universities are pleased to see the much-anticipated pilot of the Engagement and Impact Assessment announced today.
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International education generates a record $20.3 billion for Australia 21 Nov 2016
The education of international students generated a record $20.3 billion in export income for Australia in 2015/16 – up 8 per cent from the previous 12 months.
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