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20 Dec 2017

In November 2017, the Sex Discrimination Commissioner wrote to all 39 Vice Chancellors to request information about what actions their university had taken in response to the Australian Human Rights Commission’s Change the course report. This audit document outlines the responses.

Research report

20 Dec 2017

This report analyses the field of study of domestic graduates in the New Zealand tertiary education system between 2008 and 2016.

Fact sheet

14 Dec 2017

This factsheet looks at what New Zealand's young international graduates do in the first ten years after they graduate, by qualification level and field of study.


8 Nov 2017

This report, examining the experiences of Asian Australian academics, found that 63% believe they are not appropriately represented in university management.


2 Oct 2017

This document provides a digest of the interviews carried out as part of the SCONULLeadership Task and Finish Group work on the ‘view from above’. The interviewees were either vice-chancellors or senior members of the executive of a range of universities.

Journal article

1 Oct 2017

This study explores the experiences of Australian general practitioners (GPs) with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) about their choice to abandon or pursue an academic career.


Australia, New Zealand and Pacific edition
22 Aug 2017

This guide highlights the important role universities in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific have in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and provides practical guidance on how they can accelerate their contributions.

Research report

Issues, challenges, opportunities and recommendations from research funded by the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education
9 Aug 2017


The number of students with disability in Australian higher education have increased rapidly in the last decade, but institutions are often finding it challenging to meet best practice.

Research sponsored by the NCSEHE has uncovered new issues and challenges, as well...


1 Aug 2017

At the request of Australia’s 39 universities, the Australian Human Rights Commission has conducted a national, independent survey of university students to gain greater insight into the nature, prevalence and reporting of sexual assault and sexual harassment at Australian universities.


1 Aug 2017

Universities must act to prevent sexual assault and harassment from happening in the first place, writes Michael Flood.

Journal article

12 Jul 2017

Looking at social media posts on Yik Yak, this article looks at common threads of social dynamics, expectations of quiet space, and frustration with studying, all of which increase our understanding of student experiences in US and international libraries.


3 Jul 2017

The purpose of this survey was to investigate how Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member libraries are supporting campus entrepreneurship, both inside and outside of the classroom.

Journal article

22 Jun 2017

This article argues that online students may not be receiving the flexible and accessible learning that online education is purported to provide.


20 Jun 2017

This report analyses the results of the financial statement audits of the ten NSW universities and their controlled entities for the year ended 31 December 2016.

Discussion paper

Higher Education Standards Panel discussion paper, June 2017
9 Jun 2017

The likelihood of withdrawing from university is generally correlated with ATAR, according to this report.


7 Jun 2017

This report provides information on the outcomes and findings of the 2016 financial audits of the eight Victorian universities and the 51 entities they control.

Research report

6 Jun 2017

This Australian-first comprehensive analysis of the Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP) has informed recommendations for systemic change in policy and practice in student equity, and set benchmarks for a national evaluation framework reflecting broader measures of success.


The operation, effectiveness, and consequences of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability (Location of Corporate Commonwealth Entities) Order 2016
20 May 2017

The Regional Universities Network submission argues that when Government regional development investment is focused in an area with a regional university, the prospect for long term benefit is magnified.

Research report

4 Apr 2017

The Employer Satisfaction Survey (ESS) is the first national survey that directly links the experiences of graduates to the views of their direct supervisors. The ESS is undertaken on a systematic basis by asking employed graduates who participated in the Graduate Outcomes Survey (GOS) four...

Research report

27 Mar 2017

In mid-2013, Swinburne University of Technology set out to increase Indigenous participation in higher education using online learning platforms and new methods of student support. More than 100 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students participated in the Indigenous Futures Collaboration project between 2014 and 2016,...