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Risks that universities should consider when structuring a PBSA transaction

In a bid to become more competitive and attract and retain those all-important international students, many universities are now accelerating the development of their on-campus accommodation. And with the current attractiveness of the debt and equity market, there has never been a better time to monetize existing accommodation assets or gain assistance from the private sector to develop…

28 Oct 2016, by Informa Australia

Education & Skilling

Universities across the globe improving student culture for better retention

It is again that time of year when many new undergraduate students will be commencing their higher education journey. However, within this time it has become increasingly important for universities to lower student attrition rates. Not only is attrition a financial burden on higher education institutions, but it is disadvantageous for students who are looking…

12 Feb 2015, by Informa Australia

Education & Skilling

If teaching & learning managers make one change in 2015, what should it be?

There is no shortage of exciting developments in the world of teaching and learning. But with strong competition for resources and, in many cases, limited political will, T&L managers can seldom hope to implement all of the ideas and initiatives that they would like. So, if T&L managers can only make one significant change in…

5 Feb 2015, by Informa Australia

Education & Skilling

Leading change in teaching and learning: What are the greatest challenges?

In an increasingly competitive higher education market, improving the quality of teaching and learning is clearly vital – but the structural and cultural barriers to change remain formidable. We asked several of the sector’s leading experts, all speakers at the Future of Learning in Higher Education Summit in February, what they consider to be the…

4 Dec 2014, by Informa Australia

Education & Skilling

Higher Education Reform: What are Pyne’s options for compromise?

Despite vocal opposition from some quarters, the Abbott government remains strongly committed to its Higher Education reforms– but how will it go about securing the support of the Senate? We asked several of the sector’s leading experts, all speakers at the Financial Review’s Higher Education Reform Summit in November, where they expect to see changes…

29 Sep 2014, by Informa Australia

Education & Skilling

How will universities set their fees in a deregulated market?

In the May budget, the Abbott government announced plans to deregulate tuition fees at Australian universities, allowing higher education institutions to set their own course prices from 2016. Plans to cut government contributions for undergraduate student education by 20 per cent were also unveiled, essentially passing the cost of going to university onto learners themselves.…

26 Aug 2014, by Informa Australia

Education & Skilling

New dual-sector university a Queensland first

A merger between two educational institutions in Queensland has resulted in the state's first ever dual-sector university, which is now open and promises to boost higher education opportunities for locals. Minister for Education Christopher Pyne joined Minister for Education, Training and Employment John-Paul Langbroek in opening the university, made up of Central Queensland University (CQU) and…

8 Jul 2014, by Informa Australia

Education & Skilling

Government to encourage more graduates into teaching

Experienced and dedicated teachers are the lifeblood of the educational sector, and play an important role in driving the growth and success of the national workforce. Minister for Education Christopher Pyne recently announced that an additional $22.2 million will be invested towards the Teach for Australia initiative - a program designed to take the nation's…

25 Jun 2014, by Informa Australia

Education & Skilling

Academia benefits from government higher education funding

The Australian government will be investing an additional $5 million in higher education grants and fellowships. The funding - introduced under the 2014 Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT) programme - will go towards improving teaching and learning outcomes in a number of key areas. Of the $5 million, $3.1 million will go towards more than 20…

23 Jun 2014, by Informa Australia

Education & Skilling

Faster visa processing could help higher education sector

Attracting talented students from overseas is important for higher education institutions in Australia, and a recent government decision could prove to be a massive help. The Department of Immigration and Border Control announced that it will be extending its streamlined visa processing arrangements to students at "low immigration risk providers". Those who are enrolled in advanced diploma…

30 May 2014, by Informa Australia

Education & Skilling

Which states are leading in Australian higher education?

Educated individuals are key to the prosperity of the economy, both at the state and national levels. It can therefore be worthwhile looking at measures such as the rate of higher level qualification attainment as a benchmark of a country's education levels. The latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) looked at this…

16 May 2014, by Informa Australia

Education & Skilling

New council promises to boost higher education standards in Australia

A new government agency is aiming to maintain the standards and quality of higher education institutions across Australia and enhance their global reputation. Minister for Education Christopher Pyne announced the inception of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) Advisory Council on April 22, outlining its role in Australian higher education and the impact it hopes…

1 May 2014, by Informa Australia