Academics

23 Mar New push to gender equity

By DAVID MYTON Kerri-Lee Krause and Marcia Devlin were just a little apprehensive at the recent Universities Australia conference. As co-chairs of the Universities Australia Executive Women Group (UAEW), they had organised a lunch at which they would launch new best practice recruitment guidelines aimed at boosting the number of women in senior executive...

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25 Jan Highered shake-up puts focus on students

By DAVID MYTONEngland’s higher education sector looks set to encounter some turbulence this year in the shape of a new government-approved regulatory and competition body bearing the title Office for Students, aka Ofs.Unless it becomes mired in bureaucracy and the exigencies of realpolitik, this new body could...

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31 Oct The curious case of Australia’s missing industries: HECG Trendwatch

By DAVID MYTON In its recent report Securing Australia’s Future, the Australian Council of Learned Academies said a key priority for Australia was to build better links between business and industry and researchers. Among other things, this would require economic, social and cultural changes “driven by visionary leadership and targeted investments...

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02 Aug The rise and rise of the PVC: HECG Highered Trendwatch

By DAVID MYTON On any measure higher education today is a big enterprise. In Australia alone, the sector employs more than 100,000 staff, educates over a million students, total operating revenue amounts to around $27 billion, and conducts often ground-breaking research across diverse fields. The university “business model”...

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