higher education

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Deregulating student fees and providing more choice through private providers have the potential to transform our higher education sector, which is being strangled by a lack of funding and diversity, writes UNSW Vice-Chancellor Fred Hilmer. 

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If Australia wants to defend its place in the global higher education market, it will need to find new ways to attract Asian students, writes Geoffrey Garrett. 

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Arrangements that reflect the Commonwealth’s effective control of the tertiary sector make a lot of sense, but there is the risk of a one size fits all standardisation if the Commonwealth runs the show, writes Andrew Lynch. 

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UNSW is the first Australian university to partner with Pakistan’s Higher Education Commission to provide PhD scholarships to talented young researchers. 

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UNSW is sponsoring an innovative social media campaign offering international students the opportunity to study in Australia.

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While it may seem counterintuitive to argue that collaboration is the key to success in the highly competitive global higher education market, the evidence of its benefits is piling up, writes Jennie Lang. 

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There needs to be engagement in a meaningful way before Asia's popularity as an exchange destination increases for Australian students, writes Natalie Karam. 

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MOOCs do not devalue the live magic of in-class dialogue, debate and problem-solving. Rather, they will be even more valuable, as we strive to make our interactions better, argues Geoffrey Garrett. 

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Massive open online courses will improve university teaching by revealing how well students engage and by allowing lecturers to assess different approaches, writes Merlin Crossley.

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The MOOCs revolution is not expected to make the campus experience any less desirable. Rather, it forces universities to focus on their core competence, write Sean Gallagher and Geoffrey Garrett.

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