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Are you a natural born entrepreneur? Do you and your Institution have what it takes?

24 July 2014, by Dr Ruth Schubert

The high flying world of entrepreneurial business is a high stakes game with as many failures as successes. The rule of thumb is that entrepreneurs fail and lose everything as much as they succeed. Ethics and integrity appear to be negotiable and risk is the name of the game. This world would appear at first glance to have little to do with the Tertiary Education Sector charged with the societal imperative to deliver a well-educated and trained population. A sector largely underpinned by risk adverse governments, with considerable compliance and regulatory red tape.

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Interpreting the Tertiary Sector tea leaves. What will the sector look like in 10 years’ time?

23 July 2014, by Dr Ruth Schubert

Leaders need to make informed strategic decisions, about the structure and performance of their Institution to ensure quality, and access for students in a rapidly expanding and diversifying world market. These issues and more will be discussed at The economics of education: the pursuit of prestige and reputation to drive strategy and system performance on Tuesday 26th August.
 

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“To whom much is given, much is required.”

10 July 2014, by Ms Åsa Olsson

RHEDI – the Programme on Research, Higher Education, Development and Innovation, with the LH Martin Institute, The University of Melbourne and the Department of Business Administration, Lund University, Sweden as two leading partners, presents a unique opportunity for Australia to play a key role in development assistance in priority areas for countries in South East Asia.

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Mission and Margin – two vital elements to survive in a deregulated environment

9 July 2014, by Lea Patterson

The proposed deregulated environment will pose a number of challenges for universities. The price set for courses, differentiation, student demand etc. needs to consider a wide range of issues, which will be discussed at the upcoming University Fee De-regulation: Markets, Strategy and Pricing - Discussion and Simulation Forum 31 July – 1 August.

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Analysis of publicly funded load & student numbers by state and provider type

4 July 2014, by Assoc Prof Leesa Wheelahan

The analysis in this paper is based on the National Centre for Vocational Education Research’s (2014) Students and Courses. It consists of two tables, both of which have been derived from Table 15 in the Australian and State and Territory tables. The paper shows changes in the number of publicly funded students and changes in the number of full-year training equivalents (or student load) from 2009 – 2013 in each state. It also shows the share of publicly funded student numbers and student load by provider type (TAFE, adult and community education and private providers) in each state.

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