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.
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.
Higher Education Budget 2014
The 2014 Federal Budget has outlined the most sweeping reforms of the Higher Education system in decades.
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.
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.
Enhancing Gender Equity at ANU
I’m proud that we now have more women in senior leadership roles at ANU than ever before, but we still have a long way to go.
ANU is a different study experience
My advice to students making their decision about where to study in 2014 is you need to look hard at the facts and not the claims.
2013 in review
As we approach the end of the year, it is worth reflecting on what has been both a remarkable and very busy year for ANU.
Impact of Typhoon Haiyan on the Philippines
Around 80 staff and students at ANU count the Philippines as their home country. Our thoughts are with them at the moment.
Self-education cap lifted
The Coalition Government will reverse the cap on tax deductibility of self-education expenses.