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Report

08 Nov 2017

Asian Australians are the fastest growing minority group in Australia, constituting 14.4% of the population in 2016 (ABS 2017). Asian Australian academics have been making significant contributions to the internationalisation of Australian higher education and research developments. Despite...

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Audio program

02 Nov 2017

Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths - or STEM - subjects have long been heralded as the foundations of the jobs of the future. But the uptake of these subjects in Australian schools is low, and the number of girls participating remains well behind their male peers.

A...

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01 Nov 2017

Australian research will come under tougher assessment criteria, to ensure it delivers economic and social benefits.

The Federal Government is launching a new tool to measure the engagement of researchers with the private sector or other research bodies.

Universities agree it will...

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Report

30 Oct 2017

This report provides an overview of the key issues, identifies the principal challenges and highlights the major policy responses in view of the findings and recommendations from recent research reports funded by the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (...

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Research report

30 Oct 2017

The retention of girls and women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) is important for both equity and economic reasons. Focusing on girls, from birth until the age they leave school, this report provides an up-to-date look at the reasons why many girls do...

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Report

17 Oct 2017

The main findings of this audit reveals that history has shifted away from the study of significant historical events and periods to a view of the past seen through the narrow lens of class, gender and race.

This research demonstrates what we have long known; that in general, the...

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Audio interview

12 Oct 2017

Foreign students are required to sit the English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas students before moving onto university studies, but standards have been low and enforcement lax.

From next year, students will have to pass an English test before they can start an Australian degree...

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Discussion paper

11 Oct 2017

This paper sets out the vision the Business Council of Australia has of creating a culture of lifelong learning and building a universal education system for Australians across schools, vocational education and training (VET), and higher education (HE).

The Business Council aspires to a...

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Discussion paper

10 Oct 2017

As part of the higher education reforms announced in the 2017-18 Budget, the Australian Government will extend the demand driven funding system to approved higher education sub bachelor (diploma, advanced diploma, and associate degree) courses at Table A universities from 1 January 2018.

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Guide

04 Oct 2017

TEQSA’s Good Practice Note: Addressing contract cheating to safeguard academic integrity is the first in a new series of materials to support and promote quality assurance approaches of providers.

The Good Practice Note provides specific advice in five critical areas including:...

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Report

02 Oct 2017

In 2016 SCONUL established a Leadership Task and Finish Group to develop a range of initiatives to enhance the collective leadership capacity across SCONUL and to support individuals and groups of staff in member institutions in their leadership development. 

At an early stage of this...

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Journal article

02 Oct 2017

Running a business has its risks, especially as many fail in their early years of operation. The question as to which stakeholders associated with the business bear the loss is an important issue, which will largely depend on the business structure used. Accountants play a central role in the...

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Audio program

27 Sep 2017

An expert conducting a review of regional education for the federal government thinks Australia has become too obsessed with sending country students to university.

Flinders University Professor, John Halsey, says tertiary education should remain a viable pathway for country students, but...

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Working paper

26 Sep 2017

Despite the major increase in university student numbers in recent years there remains a strong negative socio-economic gradient in participation. The main reason for these differences has been shown to be educational factors, including prior attainment, family background and perceptions about...

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Research report

26 Sep 2017

Our first report explored the background surrounding the emergence of Research Data Management (RDM) and introduced a simple framework for navigating the RDM service space. In this, our second report, we look at the RDM service bundles of the four...

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Briefing paper

21 Sep 2017

Within the last year international students from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) have become a focal point of the Australian media. News reports and commentary centre on a variety of grievances:

  • Academic freedom on Australian campuses is challenged by PRC international students
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Audio interview

21 Sep 2017

There are currently 170,000 mainland Chinese students attending Australian universities.

While that's a huge financial bonus for universities as they scramble for funding — the rising cohort from China also poses significant challenges — not just around language, but also around the...

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Guide

20 Sep 2017

The huge growth in Muslims countering violent extremism (CVE) can sometimes come at the expense of other issues which our community tell us are more important. Our community, especially young people, have told us that they are feeling very over-consulted and they don’t see any improvement in...

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Commentary

14 Sep 2017

Australians value education, so when looking at the OECD’s Education at a Glance 2017 report, it’s not surprising to see we spend more on education than average among comparable nations.

However, it’s worth noting where the money comes from. A...

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Essay

14 Sep 2017

With higher education in the spotlight and legislation now before the Parliament, the Whitlam Institute has released the latest paper in its Perspectives series. It offers a bold and personal account of how universities have...

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