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Bowing to the high demand for university places threatens our high education standards, writes Vice-Chancellor Fred Hilmer.

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A global MOOC league table would be the ultimate in crowd sourced intelligence on teaching in higher education, write Sean Gallagher and Geoffrey Garrett.

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It's important to remember the ATAR cut-off for each degree does not necessarily reflect the difficulty - or quality - of a study program, writes Merlin Crossley.

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The model for assessing research excellence in Australia unfairly favours smaller players and fails to recognise larger universities' genuine strengths, argues Merlin Crossley.

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Vice-Chancellor Professor Fred Hilmer has applauded the vision behind the Federal Government’s Asian Century White Paper and welcomed the recognition that education and innovation are central to achieving its objectives.

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Changing the lives of Indigenous Australians through education is a bit like trying to walk up an escalator that is on its way down, but it is possible to reach the top, writes Professor Richard Henry.

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With much to gain, it’s time for universities and their researchers to finally break free from a closed world of knowledge and embrace the openess of online, writes Justin O'Brien.

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Let's outsource training to computer screens and concentrate on mentoring - putting the really important face-to-face time with teachers to much more effective use, write Woodie Flowers and Dror Ben-Naim.

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Giving students hands on experience through a virtual world is the next big step in education, writes Dror Ben-Naim.

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When classes resumed this year, one million students, including a record first-year intake, were enrolled in the nation's 41 universities: the largest single cohort of students in our history.

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