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SECURE EMPLOYMENT NEEDED AS CASUALISATION IN UNIS HITS RECORD HIGHS

National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU)

The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) congratulates students who are due to commence their tertiary studies in the weeks ahead, and calls for stable university policies to give greater certainty about their futures. Today’s release of the Selected Higher Education Statistics 2015 Staff Data shows the level of casual employment at Australian universities has reached an all-time high, representing 16.5 ... Read More »

CDU moves up list of world’s top 50 young unis

Charles Darwin University

Charles Darwin University has scored a rankings hat-trick by featuring on a prestigious list of the world’s best universities that are less than 50 years old – for the third consecutive year. The Times Higher Education “100 Under 50” list recognises the rising stars of higher education globally. CDU has risen from 77th place last year to 69th place this ... Read More »

Australian universities slip in global reputation rankings

University-of-Melbourne

Australian universities have taken a hit in the latest survey of global brand awareness, possibly due to last year’s federal budget cuts. As a country, Australia has slipped from third to equal fourth on the prestige index. It has five institutions in the 2014 Times Higher Education reputation rankings released on Thursday, down from six in 2013, with Monash University ... Read More »

Hindi courses in Australian university

Australian National University

As the number of people willing to study Hindi and Sanskrit outside India, several universities in Australia are offering courses in Hindi, a national language of India. On the other hand, several scholars have taken lessons from Indian universities such as Varanasi to be able to educate students of their country. The Australian National University (ANU) teaches Hindi via virtual ... Read More »

Number of Indian students applying to Australian universities more than doubles

Indian students

By Stephanie March More Indian students are applying to Australian universities in hope of a better quality of education. The number of students from India applying to study at Australian universities has more than doubled over the past year, largely because they want a quality education not just a pathway to permanently migrate to Australia, industry representatives say. The number ... Read More »

Australia: Cuts send a poor message to Asia

julia-gillard

By Brian Stoddart There is predictable and justified pushback from the Australian university sector concerning the $900 million eliminated from the higher education forward estimates to support the necessary investment in the basic education system. Beyond the immediate operational risks, there is even worse news, potentially, as Asia tries to work out what Australia thinks it is doing strategically. A ... Read More »

Reform Australian universities by cutting their bureaucracies

Australian Universities

Universities drive a knowledge economy, generate new ideas and teach people how to think critically. Anything other than strong investment in them will likely harm Australia. But as Australian politicians are preparing to reform the university sector, there is an opportunity to take a closer look at the large and powerful university bureaucracy. Adam Smith argued it would be preferable ... Read More »

2013 Australian Development Scholarships

Australian Development Scholarships

Australian Development Scholarships (ADS) are scholarships for international students who want to study in Australian Universities. Scholarship holders are required to return to their country of citizenship for two years after they have completed their studies to contribute to the development of their country. Australian Development Scholarships are available for vocational education and training courses, undergraduate degrees, postgraduate degrees, and PhD ... Read More »

Australia: Universities seek copyright law reform to enable MOOCs

australian Universities

Law reform is required to support innovation and enable Australian universities to compete with the rest of the world in online education, say leading Australian educators. In their submissions to the Australian Law Reform Commission’s review of copyright legislation, both Universities Australia and the University of Sydney argue the Copyright Act is holding back innovation in the tertiary education sector. ... Read More »

USA, Australian universities hold sway over Indian students

USA, Australian universities

Indian students continue to throng universities United States and Australia each and many more would be joining the thousands of Indians studying abroad soon. Shashi Tharoor, the Minister of State for Human Resource Development had let know the Lok Sabha in the last session that the number of Indian students studying in US and Australia in 2012 was 100270 and ... Read More »

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