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Budget blues: Universities left out in the cold again

Budget blues: Universities left out in the cold again

The federal government’s priorities were clear: the word “tourism” appeared 24 times in the list of new budget spending, and the word “university” appeared only once.

  • by Angela Jackson

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‘What heartache or trauma could have been avoided?’: teen hook-up culture’s social fallout

‘What heartache or trauma could have been avoided?’: teen hook-up culture’s social fallout

In this episode, Sydney Morning Herald education reporter Natassia Chrysanthos and writer David Leser discuss schoolkids, sex and where it all goes wrong.

Research could take ‘decades to recover’ after budget overlooks universities

Research could take ‘decades to recover’ after budget overlooks universities

Universities warn with international students shut out from the country for another year, research programs are at risk and will be very hard to rebuild.

  • by Lisa Visentin
Casuals bore the brunt as COVID drove unis to shed 7500 jobs

Casuals bore the brunt as COVID drove unis to shed 7500 jobs

Victorian universities slashed staff last year in anticipation of long-term decline in international student revenue, with insecure workers taking the worst hit.

  • by Madeleine Heffernan
Universities shouldn’t wait for Marise Payne’s axe to fall on China-funded institutes

Universities shouldn’t wait for Marise Payne’s axe to fall on China-funded institutes

It would be a bad step for the government to cancel Confucius Institutes. The universities should do it themselves.

  • by Salvatore Babones
China-backed Confucius Institutes face closure under veto laws
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China-backed Confucius Institutes face closure under veto laws

The University of Sydney is among at least four universities to have registered their Confucius Institute contracts under the Commonwealth’s new foreign veto scheme.

  • by Lisa Visentin
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‘Forget Australia’: Britain snaps up stranded international students

‘Forget Australia’: Britain snaps up stranded international students

Shaiz Javaid felt abandoned by Australia when borders closed. He is among thousands making up a record surge of university enrolments in Britain.

  • by Latika Bourke
Unis invest in local researchers as pandemic keeps overseas students away

Unis invest in local researchers as pandemic keeps overseas students away

UTS Deputy Vice-Chancellor Kate McGrath says the increase in scholarships would help “underwrite this next generation of Australian researchers”.

  • by Anna Patty
Sydney unis consider more cuts, including religion and theatre

Sydney unis consider more cuts, including religion and theatre

Sydney University and the University of Technology are looking to cut subjects and departments with low enrolments amid a challenging financial climate.

  • by Jordan Baker
More job, course cuts tipped for Victorian universities

More job, course cuts tipped for Victorian universities

Victorian universities are braced for even bigger financial hits this year and more pain again in 2022.

  • by Madeleine Heffernan
The student studying at UQ from COVID-ravaged India

The student studying at UQ from COVID-ravaged India

Amritesh Kumar Maurya is completing a masters in economics at UQ thanks to a scholarship, but the pandemic is keeping him based in his home in the Delhi slums.

  • by Stuart Layt