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The Week That Was (24 May)

The Commonwealth’s Student Ombudsman is a happening thing, with recruiting underway for a First Assistant Ombudsman, to be “the face” of the new function. Plus ...
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News

No relief from the red in NSW uni financials

Annual reports for NSW universities in 2023 are tabled in state parliament – among the boundless blather there are three KPIs that really matter – ...
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News

Data breach disclosure

Data relating to around 7,500 people was hacked and their private information stolen in a data breach at Western Sydney University. The security breach was ...
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Insights

Caps threaten Aust uni rankings

The global rankings season gets started in earnest next month. QS will release its 2025 World University Rankings (WUR) on 4 June, then Times Higher ...
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Opinion

Choosing calm in the face of uncertainty

If you ask commentators about higher education, you’ll often get alarming statements: the world is changing fast, disruption is looming, interest in degrees is declining, ...
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News

Pro-Palestine camps: staying, going and who knows

Late Friday University of Queensland Chancellor Peter Varghese “reaffirmed”  that freedom of expression is “a foundational principle” for the university, but “antisemitism and other hate ...
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Australian Research Council

Arts and social science research undervalued in ARC funding

Times are horrible for HASS students, what with the government leaving in place the Coalition-created super-premium fees most of their students pay ($16,200 a year ...
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QILT

Employers happy even if QILT is not

The HE world may appear to be hell-bound in a handbasket, but the employability of Australian graduates isn’t. The 2023 survey of employer satisfaction reports ...
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HE Staff

Have unis reached peak staffing?

Universities face the prospect of significant job losses as a result of the fiscal uncertainty of international student caps, or steep revenue declines if international ...
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