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Perth students take to the street to protest budget cuts to education

Australian Universities

By Rebecca Trigger Students have taken to the streets in Perth this afternoon as part of a national protest against plans to overhaul the education system which they say will make it accessible only to the elite. Students are rallying around the country against measures including the deregulation of university fees, which they say will push costs up. With chants ... Read More »

Universities Australia boss Glyn Davis calls for higher taxes to boost teacher standards

Taxes should rise to improve university teacher quality, the head of Universities Australia says. Glyn Davis, who is also vice chancellor of Melbourne University, made the call while launching a $5 million pre-election ad campaign promoting the sector and calling for a multi-billion dollar boost in federal funding. Professor Davis said Australia spent too little on university teaching by world ... Read More »

Melbourne University to set up new school of government

Andrew Trounson Melbourne University will spend $9 million to set up a new School of Government next year within the Faculty of Arts, absorbing the current Centre for Public Policy. Current centre director, public policy professor Helen Sullivan, will be the inaugural director of the new school. The initiative is likely to be close to the heart of vice chancellor ... Read More »

Melbourne University signs up to Coursera

Charis Palmer Melbourne University has become the first Australian university to join the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) provider Coursera. Coursera offers free study subjects to anyone with internet access, with Melbourne University joining 16 universities from around the world that have signed on this week. “The past year has seen an explosion in interest in online opportunities that will ... Read More »

Melbourne University Scholarships for International Students

University-of-Melbourne

About Scholarship: The Melbourne International Research Scholarships (MIRS) is awarded to international students wishing to undertake graduate research degree studies at the University of Melbourne. MIRSs are funded by the University with each faculty having a limited number to award. Scholarship By: University of Melbourne, Australia Field of study: Any graduate research degree offered at University of Melbourne  Number of Awards: Each year the University offers ... Read More »

Australia: Universities lowering the bar for top courses

Entry standards for elite courses are plummeting as universities juggle status with government-imposed equity and growth agendas. This year, 62 per cent of the students that Deakin University accepted into its law degree, with an advertised Australian Tertiary Admission Rank cut-off of 94.4, achieved a score below that. At La Trobe University, 70 per cent of admitted students scored less ... Read More »

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