28 March 2012, by Bruce Muirhead
The deregulation of universities, effective as of January 1 2012 has a number of implications for the tertiary education sector, the most obvious of which is on resources and funds available to the already financially strained tertiary education sector.
In an address to the National Press Club earlier this month, Universities Australia Chairman Glyn Davis warned that the changes were set to have as dramatic an impact on higher education as floating the Australian dollar in 1983 had on other markets.
20 April 2011, by Bruce Muirhead
During the last decade it has become apparent that the future of higher education will be non-national. As unprecedented numbers of students traverse the globe in search of world-class education, the world’s higher education institutions continue to do battle in the well documented ‘global brain race’. Recent literature and commentary has shone the spotlight of this intellectual campaign for educational supremacy firmly on China and the shift in the flow of intellectual capital from East to West, as emerging economies in East and West Asia continue to move from strength to strength.