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?

6 August 2012

Do graduate winners need another prize?

Students do very well out of higher education. Why is the government subsidising them to take courses they would take anyway?

10 July 2012

Why higher education doesn’t always make you happier

University graduates have higher incomes, better health and more friends than people who never did tertiary study. So why aren’t they more satisfied?

11 April 2012

Science graduates outnumber science jobs

Demand for undergraduate science courses has grown strongly, but evidence suggests the science jobs boom may be a non-starter.