24 novembre 2015

Go8 research funding results evidence of excellence and impact

HomeThe latest Australian Research Council funding round  announced today by the Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham, is a  definitive statement of the Group of Eight’s (Go8) dominance and determination in partnering with industry for the betterment of a competitive Australian economy. More...

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Graduate earning power study goof admitted

HomeBy Tim Dodd. One of Australia's top economic research centres has withdrawn its controversial finding that graduates of the elite Group of Eight universities earn less through their careers than people who study at less prestigious institutions.
The Melbourne Institute of Economic and Social Research blamed a computer coding error for the sensational, but incorrect claim, that riled the top sandstone universities. More...

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Go8 Research Impact Statement

HomeThe Group of Eight (Go8) Vice Chancellors welcome the Government’s focus on innovation and its determination to ensure an assessment of research impact. The Australian public deserves not only greater transparency in how their tax dollars are spent, but also a far better understanding of how their lives are enriched every day by funding University research. More...

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Go8 to deliver on Government’s determined innovation and impact push

HomeThe Group of Eight (Go8) has today convened a meeting in Canberra of its commercialisation executives from around Australia. The meeting is being attended by a number of its Vice Chancellors and DVC-s Research. Throughout the course of the day the group will also meet with Ministers and departmental representatives. More...

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Europe talks quality

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher EducationThis week, QAA plays host to the tenth European Quality Assurance Forum (EQAF). EQAF is the only pan-European annual conference to bring together students, agencies and institutions to talk about higher education quality assurance, aiming to bridge national boundaries and create a common European understanding. More...

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More information improves student satisfaction scores, research finds

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher EducationUniversities that offer potential students a wide range of comprehensive information achieve a higher satisfaction score in the National Student Survey (NSS), according to new research published by QAA. More...

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Learning design has greatest impact on student satisfaction

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher EducationLearning design - the quality of teaching materials, assessment strategies and workload - offers the most significant contribution to overall student satisfaction, research concludes. More...

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QAA responds to higher education Green Paper

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher EducationResponding to the publication of Fulfilling our Potential: Teaching Excellence, Social Mobility and Student Choice, Douglas Blackstock, Chief Executive (Interim) of QAA, said:
‘We welcome the government’s commitment to the quality of higher education. We believe that co-regulation and external assurance through an independent body are key to the international reputation of UK higher education. More...

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Alternative providers of UK HE - are they meeting quality standards?

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher EducationAlternative providers of higher education that have made it past the first hurdle of rigorous quality checks are showing good progress, say two reports published today. 
The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) has published reports on how alternative providers have performed in follow-up checks following their first full QAA review. More...

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Research findings published on students’ transitions into higher education

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher EducationQAA has published two research projects on transitions to higher education (HE) today, that aim to provide useful insights for staff responsible for designing the first year of higher education.
Towards a Connected Approach for Inclusive and Positive Transitions into Higher Education, by Clare Gartland and Christine Smith of University Campus Suffolk, compares the experience of BTEC students in further education colleges and sixth form college environments in relation to their learning identities, perceptions of HE and support for progression. More...

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