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Education Minister Dan Tehan (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

University challenge: making ends meet without international students

Australian universities have been thrown a lifeline from the government, but they will need to innovate to survive in a post-COVID-19 world.

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The costly reason an international student refuses to go home

After spending tens of thousands of dollars to study and live in Australia, an international student explains why he refuses to go home.

Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan

Higher education needs a major rethink, not just a funding lifeline

The pandemic has exposed the flawed funding model on which universities relied. A major reassessment, rather than a return to business-as-usual, is needed for a post-virus world.

University of Sydney

Can universities help fix the school closure chaos?

The coronavirus is creating unprecedented levels of stress for Year 12 students. But there's a solution... if Australia is bold enough to try it.

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Work dries up for casuals as education sector tallies up virus costs

Universities may get some form of bailout from a coronavirus stimulus package, but it's unlikely to help the large number of casual workers employed in the sector.

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Australian universities are ‘frantic’ amid coronavirus fallout

This situation could quickly transform from problematic into a full-blown crisis. For now, universities are left in the dark.

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?

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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.

University of Sydney

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

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