‘Queue jump’ for foreign enrolments, existing UTAS students told ‘search Gumtree’ for lodgings

The University of Tasmania begins offering foreign students the chance to "jump to the head of the queue" if they pay upfront, while existing students are told to look on Gumtree for accommodation, as the university cannot guarantee them a place to live.

Blackmores chief pledges donation will not compromise university research

The man behind a $10 million donation to Southern Cross University says he will not try to influence what is taught in holistic medical courses.

‘She couldn’t speak any English’: Are Australian universities using international students as ‘cash cows’?

Each year hundreds of thousands of Chinese students flock to Australia to study, lured by promises of enhanced career prospects. They spend tens of thousands of dollars on what is sold to them as a life changing experience — but are they getting what they pay for?

‘Bad idea’: Nobel Prize winner criticises national interest test on research funding

Education Minister Dan Tehan says researchers must prove their work will "benefit us in the long term" before getting Government funds, but Nobel Prize winner Peter Doherty questions the decision-making around what is in the national interest.

‘Disgraceful’: Student activists rally against ‘weapons research’ at Adelaide university

A new partnership between an Adelaide university and one of the world's largest arms manufacturers is described as "disgraceful", with the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) joining the fight against militarisation of Australian universities.