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Universities face pandemic financial reckoning

Australian universities are so dependent on international students for cash that if only one if five don’t re-enrol this year, many institutions will be in serious trouble with impacts on staff and research, writes Omer Yezdani. 

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Opinion

Moving on up not the smartest deal for universities

Universities across Australia are increasingly setting up in CBDs, with federal government funding tied to a wider policy of revitalising cities. But sacrificing space and amenity for vertical expansion often isn’t a great deal for students, research or the university’s bottom line, argues Geoff Hanmer.

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SA senator defends supporting "far from ideal" uni package

The SA cross-bench senator whose support will deliver the Morrison Government’s controversial university funding Bill says he will vote for it despite conceding it is “far from ideal” and will leave humanities, law and commerce students with debts of up to $50,000.