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.

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.

Australian university says raising tuition will lead to scholarships for many more students

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Prominent university says government's proposal to deregulate tuition will allow it to give scholarships to a third of its students; critics say Sydney's plan will help it cream students from other universities.

 

Tuition discounting poised to invade Australia

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As Australia prepares to deregulate the setting of tuition prices, experts there warn that universities will begin offering cut-price “scholarships” while maintaining high sticker prices as markers of quality.

Australian state leader calls for merger of 3 universities

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Leader of an Australian state suggests combining its universities -- an idea rejected two years ago as unlikely to reap benefits.

Opposition grows to Australian plan on university fees and loans

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Opposition grows from institutions and students to government's plan to uncap university tuitions and impose interest rates on student loans.

New federal budget in Australia lets universities raise fees and pulls back on loans

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Government's "radical" changes will let institutions set their own tuition fees and require students to pay interest on their loans at lower income thresholds.

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