Higher education

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Post-secondary education
Universities and colleges study and teaching
NARROWER TERMS
Discussion paper

Get out of the diplomatic freezer: bring back the Chinese students

This paper argues that Australia and China should work together to enable Chinese students to return to Australia. This issue is not intrinsically contentious and it invests in the future of the relationship – in youth.
Report

Understanding access to higher education amongst humanitarian migrants in Australia

Few studies to date have empirically examined the ties between humanitarian-migrant status and circumstances and higher education participation and attainment in Australia. This report fills this significant gap in knowledge.
Report

"Ghost student" failure among equity cohorts: towards understanding Non-Participating Enrolments

This report provides an in-depth examination of 'ghost student' failure among commencing domestic bachelor students generally but focuses particularly on four student equity cohorts: regional and remote, low socioeconomic status (SES), Indigenous, and non-English speaking background (NESB) students.
Report

The China question: managing risks and maximising benefits from partnership in higher education and research

This study suggests that on its current trajectory, China is set to overtake the United States to become the world’s biggest spender on research and development, and the UK’s most significant research partner - raising pressing questions for policymakers at a time of rising geopolitical...
Essay

Whitlam, Western Sydney and the promise of university

In this essay, 2020 E.G. Whitlam Fellow, Dr Alexandra Coleman, offers some policy options for consideration about how to ensure a person’s tertiary education experience and academic achievement enriches themselves, their lives and communities.
Report

The crisis in the overseas student industry: how should government respond?

This report argues that universities should be required to deliver educational and research activity relevant to Australian domestic students and to Australian industry needs.
Report

Rethinking Australian higher education

The Australian unified national system for higher education was established in 1988 for a range of reasons, but its essence was a solution to resolve a funding problem. This publication provides a detailed analysis of the current problems and issues, and examines opportunities to move...
Report

Inspiring national Indigenous legal education for Aotearoa New Zealand’s Bachelor of Laws Degree

This report is the result of the first stage of a multi-year, three-phase national project. It contains a review the literature and some of the preliminary opportunities relevant for the teaching of Māori law as a foundation source of the Aotearoa New Zealand Bachelor of...
Report

Report of the Independent Review of the adoption of the model code on freedom of speech and academic freedom

This document is the final report of Emeritus Professor Sally Walker AM's review of Australian universities' alignment with the Model Code on freedom of speech and academic freedom, recommended by the Hon. Robert French AC in his 2019 Review of freedom of speech in Australian...
Guide

A short guide to non-continuation in UK universities

This document explores non-continuation in the UK higher education system. It demonstrates that the UK has the lowest drop-out rate of any OECD country. It also considers which students are most at risk of not completing their courses and what changes could usefully be implemented...