26 Jul University ensures learning is a family affair: HECG Highered Trendwatch

By DAVID MYTON There are many fine examples of universities interacting with their local communities to drive access, boost employability and to help to stimulate economic growth. Here in Australia the University of Tasmania and Federation University, to name just two, are doing excellent work in...

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14 Oct Is it ‘bizarre’ to think there are too many graduates? HECG Highered Trendwatch

Australia’s Education Minister Simon Birmingham recently made the blindingly obvious observation that most students “first and foremost” go to university in the hope that a degree will secure them a decent job. He followed this up by making the apparently not-so-obvious point that universities might...

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14 Sep How universities can work with their communities to build a better future for all

By David Wright, HECG Managing Director The University of Sheffield in Yorkshire, England, is a partner in a high-tech collaboration in which university scientists, engineers and students work side-by-side with industry “to solve live problems and create value” for firms such as Rolls Royce. One element of this...

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