21 January 2015

The ATAR debate: students need to be able to finish uni, not just start it

Reform needs to be geared towards not just increasing enrolments, but to what is in the best interests of students and prospective students. We want to give them a chance to complete a degree, not just to start one.

13 October 2014

Why a top degree won’t top up your salary as much as you’d think

If fees are deregulated, elite universities will charge more. Will students get a good return on their investment?

5 June 2014

Why social class shapes higher education less than you’d think

Higher fees don’t necessarily deter poor students from going to university but we also need to ask whether a degree is the best education option for everyone.

21 June 2013

The myth that we need more maths and science graduates

Science graduates struggle more than most graduates to find work in their field. So why are people calling for more of them?

22 April 2013

Let’s open our doors to the best global higher education

Our regulations strangle global higher education trade. Students are the losers.

11 February 2013

Is easy entry to university a good thing?

It has never been easier to get into an Australian university. But the effect on standards is far from clear.

22 January 2013

Course choices affect employment outcomes

Health courses offer the best guarantee of a professional job, writes Andrew Norton

6 November 2012

Women surge, but not to the top jobs

Never before have women so outnumbered men as bachelor-degree holders. Yet men are still working the longer hours that will give them the most senior positions.

10 October 2012

Graduate Winners: a report based on the facts

Grattan’s report on charging tertiary students higher fees was criticised for not using OECD data. But the statistics weren’t right for our research. Here’s why.

21 August 2012

Who comes out on top in higher education?

The public benefits from higher education, but individuals with degrees benefit far more. Who, then, should bear the cost of tertiary study?

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