The following is a guest post by Michael Spence, vice chancellor of the University of Sydney.
Michael Spence, vice chancellor of the U. of Sydney
When it comes to judging the value of publicly supported research, which measure is better: “quality” or “impact”?
Of course all research is designed to have impact, like generating new understanding of the universe or of our collective history, and developing new technologies. The challenge is that impact, as defined i…
Last week Monash and Warwick launched an attempt, unique so far as I know, to build a globally networked university through cooperation as well as organic growth. It is early days, of course, but the omens are good.
Why so? Because both partners are whole-hearted. We realized early on that what counted in forming an alliance was that the cultures of both universities had to be similar. Without that precondition, nothing else would happen. And both universities are similar in that they are both c…
The following is a guest post by Gavin Moodie, a higher-education policy analyst at RMIT University, in Australia.
In view of the debate about paying agents commissions for recruiting international students, it may be useful to give a perspective from Australian universities, which have long paid agents a commission for each student they recruit.
One of the reasons Australian institutions are comfortable with commission-based agents is because they established one of the big…