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Monash is the first foreign university to be granted a licence to operate in China in more than a decade.
Australian universities are let down by the poor quality of their buildings and infrastructure.
The rapidly developing world of the massive open online courses is starting to take shape as the two market leaders, Coursera and edX take different paths to stake out ground in this new business.
University of Queensland vice-chancellor Peter Hoj is preparing his institution for “massive change” in higher education warning that it needed to build its reputation as a global university.
University of NSW vice-chancellor Fred Hilmer says he will borrow money to fund capital works in the face of government funding cuts. He says the efficiency dividend and the research cuts in MYEFO equal a $30 million annual hit to the budget.
Large numbers of temporary residents (mainly international students) in Australia are skewing the higher education participation rate by about 5 percentage points, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics
Salaries for experienced university vice-chancellors are approaching the $1 million mark, despite budget pressures.
Coursera, the US-based provider of mass open online courses (MOOCs), is forming partnerships with 10 large US public university systems and public flagship universities, which could reach over a million more students.