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Australia adapts European Union tool for comparing universities

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Seeking to counteract rankings' intense focus on research, the country adapts a European tool that provides data on universities, warts and all.

Australian financier gives $50M for scholarships, challenges his peers

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As Australian universities get into the fund-raising game, an international financier sets the pace with a $50 million donation and encourages others to follow suit.

College enrollment demand flattens in Australia

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After three years of growth, the number of students seeking places in Australia's universities flattens, similar to patterns seen in the United States.

Growth of private higher ed providers flattens in Australia

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Sector's stratospheric enrollment growth flattens, in wake of policy changes that restricted flow of public funds to students at private institutions.

Australia plans to shift from measuring quality alone to impact of research

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Australian government plans to shift from measuring the quality of publicly funded studies alone to gauging their social, economic and environmental impact, too.

Australians debate prospect that Beijing will encourage Chinese student protests

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A former diplomat warns that the flow of Chinese students is a "two-edged sword" because it could lead to Beijing-inspired political protests -- a scenario others paint as farfetched.

A British university and an Australian university team up

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University of Warwick and Monash University aim to redefine what global higher education collaboration looks like.

Making Sense of 'Bologna Degrees'

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In the early 1990s, the then-presidents of Oberlin College and Stanford University floated the idea that the standard time for an undergraduate degree might be better at three years instead of four. The idea went nowhere -- at least in the United States.

The Prospective (Foreign) Student

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Survey results shed light on priorities and preferences of potential international students as international education conference begins.

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