Australia

Laureate's growing global network of institutions

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Laureate Education has quietly become an 800,000-student behemoth and a major player in global higher education. So what is the company, exactly?

Australian university's partnership with American academic health center graduates its first class

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U. of Queensland graduates its first class from its clinical school in Louisiana as medical education in general grows more international.

Use of 'casual' (adjunct) instructors spreads in Australia

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Australian universities' use of adjunct instructors grows much faster than other types of faculty employment -- especially for teaching-only positions.

Study finds researchers in Britain and Australia skip the truth to get research grants

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Seeking to win funds, researchers in Australia and Britain regularly exaggerate and lie about impact of their projects, study finds.

Study finds Australian universities have high demands for academics

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Study analyzes job ads to show just how much is expected of an aspiring academic.

Australian universities balk at suggestion that funds be tied to retention

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As Australian candidate suggests linking government funds to student retention and job outcomes, university leaders warn of unintended consequences.

New reports consider whether Australia's quest for international student tuition revenue is eroding standards

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Australia considers whether the quest for tuition revenue from abroad is eroding standards.

Leaders of Australian universities see pay rise as they seek more tuition funds

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As country's universities seek federal permission to raise tuition, their chief executives are seeing their pay increase sharply.

Australian government backs away from vow to audit 'ridiculous' research grants

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After campaign vow to crack down on "over the top" research studies and redirect funds to other areas, Australia's government shows no signs of intervening in grant-making decisions.

Australian government orders inquiry into foreign student plagiarizing

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Education minister, concerned by reports of rampant cheating by international students, directs quality assurance agency to examine institutions' policies.

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