Higher education

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

Second interim report: insecurity in publicly-funded jobs

This interim report looks at insecurity in publicly-funded jobs and is focussed primarily on those jobs where the Australian government—also referred to as the Commonwealth—is the funder, or primary funder.
Briefing paper

An avoidable catastrophe: pandemic job losses in higher education and their consequences

Eighteen months after Australia's borders were first closed, things are getting worse for universities, not better. This research confirms that tertiary education has been hit by bigger job losses this year than any other non-agricultural sector in the economy.
Report

Australian investment in higher education

Pandemics, border closures and government reforms of student funding arrangements have resulted in the Australian higher education sector facing some of its greatest challenges. This report is part of a series examining investment in different parts of Australia’s education system, and examines investment over at...
Report

Life, disrupted: young people, education and employment before and after COVID-19

This paper explores fault lines that run through the relationship between education and work, such as the contested impact of digital disruption on young people, the rhetoric of soft skills and challenges to the notion of careers, which can no longer be coupled with the...
Report

What is the student voice? Thirteen essays on how to listen to students and how to act on what they say

This publication contains a collection of essays which provides a range of views on what and where the 'student voice' resides, and how to listen and respond to it.
Report

Gather. Grow. Graduate.

BETA built and tested a new mobile app to help university students gather important support groups, grow their resilience and stay on track to graduate. This report outlines the research findings from the project.
Report

An Australian DARPA to turbocharge universities’ national security research

More than at any time since World War II, science and technology (S&T) breakthroughs are dramatically redesigning the global security outlook. In this paper, the authors propose establishing a formal partnership between the Defence Department, defence industry and Australian universities.
Policy report

Protecting education exports: minimising the damage of China’s future economic coercion

In this paper, the authors outline how Australia can protect its education exports from potential economic coercion from China, sharing specific policy recommendations.
Report

The state of higher education: one year in to the COVID-19 pandemic

This report looks at comparative statistics the OECD has collected across a number of education systems to track developments in the higher education sector throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Report

“They don’t understand the fear we have”

This report from Human Rights Watch asserts that Australian universities have failed to protect the academic freedom of students from China, and of academics who criticise the Chinese Communist Party.