higher education

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Prisons seem an unlikely source of outstanding university students, but it is. What’s more, those who have done such study are much less likely to re-offend when they get out.

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On International Women's Day, universities should resolve to lead the way in reshaping workplace rituals, rules and routines to advance gender equality and ensure safe workplaces.

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The Australian government has dropped protections for language programs as universities are announcing plans to end Asian languages courses. That's a mistake in the Asian Century.

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Australia's universities continue to bat above their average, here's how they compare to the rest of the world.

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Life for graduate students can be hard work and often isolating, and COVID-19 piled on the pressures. That's when having an academic leader and program dedicated to supporting them proved its worth.

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As COVID-19 highlights the importance of continuing education, researchers and business must work together to embrace the opportunities the pandemic presents, says UNSW Chancellor David Gonski AC.

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Australia's higher education sector needs significant reform to remove the perverse incentives that have made universities dependent on revenue from international students.

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More than 70 of Australia's Laureate professors have signed a letter to the minister for education, Dan Tehan, outlining the flaws in the proposed university reforms.

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UNSW Sydney is leading a response to the coronavirus pandemic and the particular disadvantages it creates for women.

Tim Harcourt

JW Neville Fellow in Economics Tim Harcourt advises that Australia can use higher education and digital learning to skill up the workforce and build greater capacity in the economy. 

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