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Private Bond University will keep fee rises below the inflation rate next year as it attempts to stem a 10 per cent decline in new students.
Curtin leads the way on pay rises
Curtin University staff will receive a 16 per cent salary rise over four years following a ground-breaking deal reached by university executives and the National Tertiary Education Union.
More students get taste of the real world
When the University of Newcastle investigated its undergraduate programs in 2008 to see which allowed students to get real-world work experience, just 35 per cent had that option. Today, Newcastle says 90 per cent of the programs offer work-integrated learning (WIL) and the list is growing.
Save the cyberbole – here’s the reality
It’s great that the Australian government commissioned a study of what threats and opportunities massive open online courses, or MOOCs, will have on Australia’s multibillion-dollar education export industry.
Nobel Prizes salute top research
Let’s get the local angle out of the way first. No Nobels for Australia this year. No plaudits for their Australian alma maters and no stories about us “punching above our weight” in the intellectual arena.
Asian approach to free speech ‘different’
The head of the National University of Singapore, Tan Chorh Chuan, has defended his university’s approach to free speech and free intellectual inquiry as it prepares to launch a liberal arts college next year in conjunction with Yale University.
A postgrad chance to learn and earn
Amit Majumder entered postgraduate studies at the University of Sydney Business School straight after his undergraduate degree – which meant no time to gain work experience on the way.