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Australian unis' escalating crisis over international students

Australian unis' escalating crisis over international students

Chinese enrolments are expected to plummet. Indian students are facing huge difficulties after visa changes. The question for Australia’s higher education sector is: what's next?

Discrimination against international students in campus politics is nothing new

Discrimination against international students in campus politics is nothing new

Monash University's student union recently made headlines for effectively excluding international students from elections. This incident is not an outlier.

Chinese international students are not a 'problem' to be solved

Chinese international students are not a 'problem' to be solved

Take it from a tutor: the media's obsession with Chinese students is misguided at best and racist dog-whistling at its worst. 

Take it from a teacher: increasing ATAR scores won't fix the education crisis

Take it from a teacher: increasing ATAR scores won't fix the education crisis

There's no shortage of innovative, smart and dedicated teachers. The real question is, why do these people want to leave the industry?

In My Blood It Runs and the crisis facing Indigenous students

In My Blood It Runs and the crisis facing Indigenous students

Australia's policy imagination is moored in disciplinary logic. Maya Newell's new doco shows the harm that can cause.

Do unis continue to lower the standards for teaching degrees?

Do unis continue to lower the standards for teaching degrees?

Was Labor's Tanya Plibersek correct when she claimed that "marks to get into teaching are getting lower + lower"?

Our reliance on foreign students is at crisis point

Our reliance on foreign students is at crisis point

A new report shows the extraordinary extent of dependence by Australian universities on Chinese students. But that's just one way in which our addiction to this revenue stream is harming us.

The rise and rise of 'innovation hubs'

The rise and rise of 'innovation hubs'

You can't swing a laptop bag in a major city without hitting an 'innovation hub'. Years after Malcolm Turnbull's 'ideas boom' failed to materialise, innovation remains on state government agendas.

What is holding the Ramsay Centre back?

What is holding the Ramsay Centre back?

After an eternity of negotiations with universities around Australia, the Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation seems barely any closer to finding a true home.

Why are Australia's research standards slipping?

Why are Australia's research standards slipping?

Australia's academic community has been hit with a series of damaging plagiarism and accuracy cases, eroding trust in academia and science. Is a watchdog the answer?