6 April 2014
By 2017 the Government will have $13 billion of student loans on its books that it does not expect to collect. With modest reforms it could recoup $800 million a year while still meeting the loan scheme’s goals.
6 August 2013
The Government should reconsider any plan to end its university open access policy. For a small saving, the change would reduce the number of students from disadvantaged backgrounds, hurt university innovation and shrink the supply of graduates into areas of shortage.
21 July 2013
Australian universities undervalue teaching. As the number of students expands toward 40 per cent of young people, it’s time to give university teaching the priority it deserves.
8 April 2013
Online higher education is set to drive huge changes to traditional teaching and learning. The university and classroom are far from dead, but they will be very different.
20 January 2013
Grattan Institute’s annual assessment of the state of Australian higher education shows that both numbers of domestic students and costs are rising sharply, following the abolition of most enrolment controls in 2012. The system is mostly in good health, and graduates continue to earn well.
5 August 2012
Higher education tuition subsidies are generally too high. They benefit students who already gain a great advantage from higher education. It is time to find a funding model that makes better use of public funds.
29 January 2012
Higher education is entering one of its most significant periods in recent history. Mapping Australian higher education puts in one place facts, figures and analysis for understanding institutions, students, and outcomes.