Tag Archives: Group of Eight

Increased fees deserve a second look

What’s making the rounds of student activism recently? The notion that Australia’s Group of Eight (Go8) universities have abandoned students’s interests in a submission to the current federal government higher education review. The National Day of Action, concurrently organised in March by the National Union of Students across Australian universities, …

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University Rankings Question Need for Deregulation

Only a fortnight after UNSW Vice-Chancellor Professor Fred Hilmer criticised government bureaucracy and fee regulation as restrictive, newly released university rankings have shown Australian universities are performing better than ever. The latest Academic Rankings of World Universities places 19 of Australia’s 37 universities in the top 500, the third highest number of universities in the …

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Hilmer Calls for Greater Fee Deregulation

UNSW Vice-Chancellor Fred Hilmer has used a speech to the National Press Club to call for greater deregulation of universities, criticizing government policy as dysfunctional. Hilmer told those gathered that tight budgetary conditions and increased enrollments had seen many universities realise that ‘fee-flexibility’ was the best way to increase funding.

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