As the new government settles in, there has been heated speculation around major changes to the higher education system. Education minister Christopher Pyne’s comments to the media have raised questions across the sector about the Coalition’s vision for universities in Australia
DOESN’T science just happen anyway? Can we leave science to the scientists who know it better? If you have no opinion or interest in how we live our lives and how our future will develop then maybe the answer to these questions is yes.
13 unis make the top 100 under 50 by Julie Hare – The Australian
World’s top 100 universities under 50: ranked by Times Higher Education – The Guardian
Aussie universities are the real achievers by Bruce McDougall – The Daily Telegraph
The recipients of Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence, Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Programs that Enhance Learning and the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence for Sessional Staff in 2012, will be presented with their certificates at Graduation ceremonies in April 2013.
Planning needs to occur on how Australia can grow a future university workforce to meet the challenges of a fiercely competitive global research and education system, writes Vice-Chancellor, Professor Caroline McMillen.
Opinion article* published in The Conversation co-authored by Dr Nicole Mockler, Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of Newcastle; Dr Tony Loughland, Director of Professional Experience, Faculty of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney; Dr Matthew Clarke, Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at the University of New South Wales; and Belinda Robinson, Chief executive, Universities Australia.
Volunteers are needed for a new study being conducted by Professor Clare Collins, Dr Melinda Neve and Ms Kristine Pezdirc from the Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition at the University of Newcastle.
BY TIM DODD THE AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL REVIEW OCTOBER 22, 2012 The controversial call by the Grattan Institute think tank for students to pay more for university degrees has been challenged by one of the authors of the federal government’s review of higher education funding. Professor Louise Watson of the University of Canberra criticises the Grattan [...]
BY TIM DODD THE AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL REVIEW OCTOBER 22, 2012 Who would have thought universities would be so allergic to the spirit of critical inquiry? More than two months ago, Andrew Norton of the Grattan Institute released his Graduate Winners paper questioning whether the government should subsidise the cost of university degrees that lead to [...]
BY GEOFF SHARROCK THE AUSTRALIAN OCTOBER 19, 2012 12:00AM I HAVE been asked why I have argued against critics of the Grattan Institute’s Graduate Winners report, while professing to oppose the funding cuts and fee increases it advocates. While I don’t like the vibe of Graduate Winners it deserves a more serious debate. It can’t [...]
BY SIMON MARGINSON THE AUSTRALIAN OCTOBER 19, 2012 12:00AM I THANK Andrew Norton and Geoff Sharrock (10 October) for their spirited and lengthy responses to my short critique of Graduate Winners (3 October). It is hard to achieve a robust intellectual debate about policy free of name calling, though we need this badly. I did not [...]