Imagining an Australia built on the brilliance of our people

Higher education and research in Australia is at a cross-road. It is time for us to make choices about what we want for our country and what we want for future generations. Time to make choices about the future of our universities.

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Fee Deregulation Debate

Six months ago Nobel Laureate Brian Schmidt delivered a public lecture at University House where he outlined his vision for ANU.

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The deregulation debate

Higher education is front and centre in the debate over the Federal Government’s budget. The Minister for Education, Christopher Pyne, has outlined a reform agenda which is probably the most significant in the history of higher education in Australia.

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Higher Education Budget 2014

The 2014 Federal Budget has outlined the most sweeping reforms of the Higher Education system in decades.

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Excellence through diversity: Funding flexibility the key

As we approach the point where 40 per cent of our young people will have a university education, we need to start asking some hard questions about whether our present higher education system really serves our students and the nation as well as it might.

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Australian research and Australia’s future at the cross-roads

We are all aware of the challenging fiscal environment facing Australia and the difficult decisions Treasurer Hockey will need to make in fashioning the upcoming Budget.

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Professor Ian Young
Vice-Chancellor and President

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