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Demand Driven Funding Review debate: a user’s guide

30 April 2014, by Dr Geoff Sharrock

The main proposals of the Kemp-Norton Review of Australia’s “demand driven” funding system for higher education, released in mid-April, have been reported and debated fairly widely. This user's guide from Geoff Sharrock aims to help the sector navigate the current policy debate.

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Comments on the Demand Driven Funding System Report

17 April 2014, by Jim Davidson

Jim Davidson provides comments on the Demand Driven Funding System Report. Jim spoke at the CSHE LHMI Seminar on this report on Wednesday.

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Challenges in assuring the quality of our universities – anticipating the future

11 April 2014, by Dr Jan Cameron

Australia’s higher education quality assurance and regulation landscape has been through significant changes in the past few years, and looks certain to go through more in the years ahead. In New Zealand AQA has been paying close attention to the Australian reforms, while making our own small adjustments to our existing systems.

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Australia’s economic tsunamis, innovation-led growth and the entrepreneurial State

3 April 2014, by Fabiana Barros de Barros

Where will jobs come from after the mining boom? How to boost Australian productivity? What factors will drive long-term growth? What will be Australia’s position in the global market in the years to come? Such questions have populated public debate lately. As a response, some of the arguments used are based on concrete events, like the closure and relocation of manufacturing plants, while others rely on over simplistic correlations and forecasts.

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HIGHER EDUCATION IN BRAZIL: Overview, Challenges and Upcoming Overhauls

1 April 2014, by Rafael Arruda Furtado & Tatiana deCampos Aranovich

Brazil has undergone deep structural, economic and social changes throughout the past decade, which have led to the emergence of a cherished “new Brazilian middle class” through rising income conditions. These improvements, together with a robust increase in state funding to both private and public higher education institutions (HEIs) have driven a sharp rise in the volume of students enrolled in higher education, challenging authorities and regulators to assure the quality, efficiency and equity of the higher education (HE) sector.

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