Higher education

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


Report

Tertiary student finances under COVID-19

Tertiary education students have three main sources of financial support ­– their families, the labour market and government payments. This paper explores how COVID-19 affected these sources of student finance.
Report

At the crossroads: what is the post-COVID future of Australia’s public universities?

This report analyses the current worrying state of Australia’s higher education sector based on current funding and policy trends, and provides an ambitious national vision for higher education that re-aligns the sector with its public service mission.
Report

Interrogating relationships between student support initiatives and Indigenous student progression

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander university students are enrolling in university degrees at historically high rates. However, the majority of these students are not completing their qualifications. This research investigates the enrolment-completion gap and questioned what supports are available to Indigenous undergraduate students, and how...
Policy

Free education for life

This policy statement outlines The Greens' policy position on education in Australia.
Report

Report of the Inquiry into national security risks affecting the Australian higher education and research sector

This inquiry report makes 27 recommendations to address the serious threats posed by foreign interference to Australia's most critical research institutions. The recommendations are targeted at securing sensitive, taxpayer-funded research and protecting student safety on campus.
Strategy

Universities Australia Indigenous strategy 2022-25

Supporting the advancement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in and through university is the objective of this Universities Australia strategy document.
Report

Teaching with cultural heritage materials during the pandemic

This report captures the perspectives of instructors who were directly impacted by the shift to remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic in one common way - they were no longer able to provide in-person learning opportunities with cultural heritage materials for their students.
Report

The elephant in the room: precarious work in New Zealand universities

Precarious working arrangements, defined by temporary, casual and fixed-term employment agreements, are a complex, often hidden feature of academia in New Zealand. This report provides an insight into the reality of insecure academic work in universities from those who responded to the 2021 Precarious Academic...
Report

What’s next for national security and research?

This report reviews what measures are in place to protect research in the United Kingdom from foreign interference, including the new National Security and Investment Act (2021) that came into force on 4 January 2022.
Discussion paper

Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Review 2022: discussion paper

This discussion paper explores how the international education sector can remain competitive, by ensuring the legislative and policy frameworks underpinning international education support diversification and growth into the future and continue to be a world-leading regulatory framework.
Report

'You going to uni?' Exploring how people from regional, rural and remote areas navigate into and through higher education

This report, by 2020 NCSEHE Equity Fellow, Dr Janine Delahunty, recommends engaging students from regional, rural and remote areas to identify their challenges, strengths and hopes for the future, to improve their educational outcomes.
Report

Equity through complexity: inside the “black box” of the Block Model

This study investigates an innovation in higher education that has achieved demonstrable results for equity students - the Block Model at Victoria University. The study looked inside the “black box” of the Block Model, interviewing Victoria University leaders, academics and students about why it has...
Report

Open textbooks and social justice: a national scoping study

This study investigates the potential for open textbooks to assist with improving the experience and outcomes of under-represented higher education students in the Australian context.
Strategy

University research commercialisation: action plan

This strategy document aims to ensure that Australia’s universities play a bigger role in the nation's economy, working with Australian businesses to develop the next generation of great Australian products and companies.
Report

Student, interrupted: international education and the pandemic

This report shows that all destination countries have experienced disruption to their international education sectors. The greatest reductions occurred in the middle of 2020, when countries introduced lockdowns and border restrictions in response to the first wave of the pandemic.
Report

Reducing relationship and sexual violence: findings from reviews about the effectiveness of respectful relationships and bystander programs in school and tertiary education settings

The aim of this review is to provide an overview of the evidence from systematic reviews, in relation to the effectiveness of respectful relationships and bystander intervention programs in school and tertiary education settings.
Report

Review of university-industry collaboration in teaching and learning: final report

This review report recommends short-term and long-term actions that government, higher education providers and industry can take to promote greater collaboration across the sector. It considers how to increase industry engagement in teaching and learning through improved course curricula, opportunities to combine work, study and...
Strategy

Australian strategy for international education 2021-2030

The Australian government has released this strategy document and has also announced key initiatives supporting its implementation. As Australia's border reopens to international students, this strategy aims to rebuild the sector more sustainably, and create new opportunities for growth.
Report

The best of both worlds? Integrating VET and higher education

There is renewed interest in better aligning vocational education and training and higher education to enable students to move between, and draw from, both sectors. This is not a new concept, with a long history of policies, research projects and reports examining and promoting pathways...
Report

State of the social sciences 2021

Social sciences are the fields of research on, and knowledge about, society. They are deeply connected and embedded in our social systems and structures. This publication provides a compact guide to the trends, challenges and opportunities impacting Australian social science, to facilitate system-wide planning for...