Monthly Archives: September 2013

Twenty per cent contracts rise in run-up to REF

Twenty per cent contracts rise in run-up to REF | Paul Jump | Times Higher Education | 26 September 2013

THE investigation reveals 63 per cent increase in 0.2 deals since October 2011

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Christopher Pyne vows to fix uni system

Christopher Pyne vows to fix uni system | John Ross | The Australian Higher Education | 25 September, 2013

THE Coalition has nominated international education as its highest priority for the sector, saying it will move quickly to fix a sector reeling from Labor’s “obsession with things like 457 visas”.In his first interview as Education Minister, Christopher Pyne said his priorities were to “repair” international education, reduce red tape and review the demand-driven system.

Scientists feel pinch despite R&D plenty

Scientists feel pinch despite R&D plenty  | Elizabeth Gibney | Times Higher Education| 19 September 2013

‘Stable’ figures raise question: where has the money gone?

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Indian students may be priced out of UK by falling rupee

Indian students may be priced out of UK by falling rupee  | David Matthews | Times Higher Education | 12 September 2013

Sterling’s strength may mean weak recruitment, higher education sector warns

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Obama’s Lofty Goals on College Costs Face Long Odds

Obama’s Lofty Goals on College Costs Face Long Odds | Kelly Field | The Chronicle of Higher Education | 6 September 2013

In the end, the president can’t remake higher education on his own, despite the sweep of proposals he unveiled last week in appearances at Binghamton U. (pictured) and two other campuses. He can only shine a light on its problems, and exhort states and colleges to step up and do more.

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UCU homes in on widespread use of zero-hours deals

UCU homes in on widespread use of zero-hours deals | John Morgan | Times Higher Education | 05 September 2013

Union uncovers extent of casualised contracts in sector

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ALP eyes more pacts to unlock places

ALP eyes more pacts to unlock places| Andrew Trounson | The Australian Higher Education | 04 September, 2013

A RE-ELECTED Labor government will make greater use of direct agreements with universities, or compacts, with Innovation Minister Kim Carr flagging they would be used to allocate greater numbers of capped sub-degree and postgraduate places. Amid sector concerns that greater use of compacts could prove code for greater control, Senator Carr said the aim was to give universities more autonomy and that there was no retreat from the demand-driven system of uncapped undergraduate places under which commonwealth-supported places have increased by 190,000 students or 35 per cent.