This analysis focused on the 2016 academic year, and estimated the impact associated with the universities’ world-class research, the direct, indirect and induced impacts of the institutions’ expenditures, educational exports and the impact of teaching and learning activities.
The councils of the University of Adelaide and University of South Australia have agreed to formally consider the merits of the creation of a new university through a merger of the two institutions. This discussion paper sets out preliminary insights into the potential opportunities and...
While Theresa May pledged that “the days of sending vast sums of money to the EU” are over, the UK is still very much under the illusion that the days of receiving large amounts of EU money in specific sectors are not. Hopes of an...
This paper investigates whether changes in funding over the past decade (measured by total expenditure per student) have had an impact on the research output, impact or ranking position of world-class universities.
With a range of new technologies bearing down upon us, huge shifts in the global order under way, longer lives – and potentially longer working lives – it is vital that Australia has a flexible, adaptable tertiary education and training system which gives us the...
This is an update of 2016 briefing paper, The Rising Tide of Insecure Employment 2016 . Like the 2016 version, this paper provides an analysis of the most recent Australian university staffing data utilising a variety of sources.
This updated analysis shows that the...
A smaller proportion of Australian teenagers are expecting to go to university or TAFE than they did fifteen years ago, according to this research.
The Fellowship research sought to better understand how accountability for performance against equity policy goals and funding operates across the Australian higher education system.
This set of guidelines will help Australian universities to strengthen their support for students who report sexual assault and sexual harassment.
The Australian economy is not only moving to a more knowledge-based economy, but one that requires a higher and more pervasive level of digital skills. Accordingly, the Australian workforce needs to be more highly skilled than ever.
This report delves into the information pursuit of Swinburne's Centre for Design Innovation team, exploring the way the CDI navigates the contextual factors that shape uptake and adaption, as well as the positive effect our catalogue of work has had on end-users both locally and...
This article reports the results of a large-scale study (21,822 students) regarding the impact of course-level faculty adoption of Open Educational Resources (OER). Results indicate that OER adoption does much more than simply save students money and address student debt concerns.
Remote students often have unique knowledge, capabilities and perspectives that are a valuable part of a wider Australian culture. There is a compelling case to explore the great potential that remote Australia, its cultures and people have to offer.
This chapter explores ways in which libraries are responding to the transition from a collections-based model to a more diffuse services-based model. This is in parallel with the evolving influence of the network on student, teacher and researcher practices, and with the shift from print...
Seventeen recommendations for strengthening evaluation in Indigenous higher education are presented in this report. These recommendations span research, policy and practice contexts, and often sit at the nexus between them.
Following the journeys of 14,000 young people over a decade, this report reveals the factors that accelerate the transition to full-time work, including the skills, mindset and confidence young people need to navigate our changed world of work.
This review of available research on the consequences of student loan debt suggests that student loan debt, particularly in the United States, tends to have a negative impact on people’s lives after university. Specifically, it appears to have a negative impact on career choices, home...