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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.

New performance tests for university funding

New performance tests for university funding

Good morning, early birds. The government will announce a new university funding scheme tied to performance tests, and China issues fresh threats. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Why the ANU was the target of a massive cyber attack

Why the ANU was the target of a massive cyber attack

Understanding why the Australian Nation University was targeted for a cyber attack and what might happen next.

French report finds no campus free speech crisis, leaves conservatives dissatisfied

French report finds no campus free speech crisis, leaves conservatives dissatisfied

Chief Justice Robert French's review into Australian universities found no evidence of a free speech crisis on campuses. That didn't stop conservatives from reporting that it had.

How the campus free speech ‘crisis’ landed in Australia

How the campus free speech ‘crisis’ landed in Australia

Can a line be drawn between protecting free speech and protecting against false speech? This is the question of a new government review.

Are declining Chinese student numbers a casualty of diplomacy or just poor branding?

Are declining Chinese student numbers a casualty of diplomacy or just poor branding?

Data released by Austrade have shown that the number of visas issued to Chinese tertiary students has dropped for the first time in years, amid ongoing claims of interference by the Chinese government.

China crisis: Australia hurtles blindly toward an immigration calamity

China crisis: Australia hurtles blindly toward an immigration calamity

Forget the boats. Hundreds of thousands of Chinese people have flooded into Australia, and no one seems to be taking the threat seriously.

Neoliberals can’t endlessly cut uni funding and expect a smart, well-educated Australia

Neoliberals can’t endlessly cut uni funding and expect a smart, well-educated Australia

The government's continuing war on higher education funding reflects a decades-old mentality that universities only have economic value.

Rundle: AHRC uni sexual assault report seriously flawed and endangers academic freedom

Rundle: AHRC uni sexual assault report seriously flawed and endangers academic freedom

The left have been quick to trumpet the Australian Human Rights Commission's "Changing the Course" report on sexual assault on university campuses, but the report plays fast and loose with statistics.

Higher ed debacle: Pyne demonstrates why the government is failing

Higher ed debacle: Pyne demonstrates why the government is failing

Christopher Pyne's bungling of his higher education reforms demonstrates the flaws that have bedevilled the government -- and it's not even clear the government is aware of them.