12 October 2018

Graduate premium: is it still worth going to university? – Sydney

At this Forward Thinking event, Dineli Mather, a Pro Vice-Chancellor at Deakin University, Phil Lewis, an Emeritus Professor at the University of Canberra, and the Grattan Institute’s Ittima Cherastidtham discussed if higher education is still a good option for young people. Which courses are the best insurance against poor employment outcomes?

25 May 2018

Dropping out of university: when does it matter, how can it be reduced? – Melbourne

At this Policy Pitch event, the panel discussed the reasons students leave university without completing, and what universities are doing or can do to ensure students get the best outcome from their higher education experience.

29 January 2018

The demand driven higher education funding system: frozen or finished? – Sydney

In this Forward Thinking event, a panel of experts will discussed if the demand driven system be restored. Its supporters argue that it increased access to higher education, fixed skills shortages caused by too few graduates, and encouraged innovation in teaching. Its detractors argue that admission standards fell, that we now have too many graduates, and that it cost taxpayers far too much.

24 May 2017

What is a fair amount for university students to pay?

In this Policy Pitch event, co-hosted by the Policy Shop podcast the following issues were examined: Why Australia has a hybrid public-private system of funding higher education; Consequences for the demand and supply of student places of Australia’s university funding system; Consequences for student and graduate finances of student charges and HELP repayments; and, Consequences for universities and the student experience.

27 June 2016

Is Australia keeping up? Science and technology graduates and the workforce

Science and technology have transformed the world, and will continue to do so. But there is widespread concern that Australia is not keeping up. Australia’s Chief Scientist Alan Finkel, Grattan’s Andrew Norton and ATN’s Renee Hindmarsh discussed these issues.

16 June 2015

What’s happening to graduate employment?

This Policy Pitch event looked at what is going on in the graduate labour market and what might be done to improve employment prospects.

24 June 2014

Higher education outside the universities: a better option?

Public universities will face new price competition as they consider what fees they will charge in a deregulated market.

30 April 2014

Graduate winners: public losers?

Victoria University’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Peter Dawkins, will join Andrew Norton, Higher Education Program Director at the Grattan Institute, to discuss Graduate Winners: Assessing the public and private benefits of higher education.

30 April 2014

Australian higher education: trends, policies, performance

Andrew Norton, Grattan Institute’s Higher Education Program Director, discussed the program’s first report with Julie Hare, Higher Education editor at The Australian, at this public event in Sydney.

30 April 2014

How to create a world class university

What does it take to create a world-class university. Professor Andrew Hamilton, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford, discussed this question with a panel of Australian higher education leaders.