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.

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.