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President and Vice-Chancellor Ian Jacobs has responded to US President Donald Trump's executive order, saying higher education and research are bulwarks against ignorance and inequality.

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A new program of cooperation and collaboration with India will see UNSW involved in a range of undergraduate and postgraduate initiatives over the coming decade.

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Governments have never been good at deciding how many people can study what, writes Richard Holden.

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Chinese students are less likely to be attracted by visa processing changes than they are by investment in higher education that drives our unis up the rankings, write Twan Huybers and Xue Gong.

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The facts about American higher education belie common Australian worries about affordability and quality, writes Geoffrey Garrett.

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Paying fees may not be a choice that many aspiring PhD students will make, so while $20 billion to medical research is great, who’s actually going to do the research?

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The best way to test the impact of student fee deregulation on the university sector is not to compile yet another report, but to try it in specific areas, “learning from doing”, argues UNSW Vice-Chancellor Fred Hilmer.

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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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