Andrew Trounson for The Australian
Most Recent Articles
September 16, 2014
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.
May 23, 2014
Opposition grows from institutions and students to government's plan to uncap university tuitions and impose interest rates on student loans.
April 22, 2014
Report says letting government funds flow to for-profit higher education providers will strengthen production of sub-baccalaurate credentials.
September 5, 2013
Australia's Labor Party and university presses to jointly fund the creation of the Australian Universities Press to support scholarly monographs and books.
June 19, 2013
Two Australian universities announce plans to charge students fees if they want to be assessed and earn credit for free open courses.
May 21, 2013
Australian court threatens $2 million fine for university after concluding that it used finances as excuse to dismiss a professor for complaining about bullying tactics by her supervisor.
April 23, 2013
Australian government announces plan to turn "start up" grants for textbooks and other costs into loans, which critics deride as a slippery slope that will hurt needy students.
March 20, 2013
Several Australian institutions dedicate staff positions specifically to working with rankings groups -- and moving up on their lists.
March 8, 2013
Australia's most populous state proposes raising entry standards for teacher education programs, and university leaders aren't happy.
February 13, 2013
Seeking to counteract rankings' intense focus on research, the country adapts a European tool that provides data on universities, warts and all.