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How quickly the aspiration of having 10 Australian universities in the world’s top 100 can be sacrificed on the altar of political expediency, writes Professor Iain Martin.

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The logic of trying to improve the quality of school education - a laudable goal - by harming university education would escape most people, writes UNSW Vice-Chancellor Professor Fred Hilmer.

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The risk with the current MOOCs debate is that it too narrowly defines the challenge universities are facing simply as the impact of mass delivery of cheap content, writes Professor Iain Martin.

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The numbers used to measure performance in educational institutions create a lot of discussion - and angst - because of their obvious imperfections, writes Merlin Crossley.

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Unless we can fill the void created by the loss of the Future Fellowships and other schemes, Australia's research horsepower will wind back significantly over the next few years, writes Professor Les Field.

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UNSW has been ranked as one of the world’s top 100 universities for academic prestige in the 2013 Times Higher Education global reputation index.

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Eroding the autonomy of our universities not only threatens their capacity for innovation but in the longer term could threaten the basic principle of academic freedom, writes Professor Fred Hilmer.