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  • Nov 28, 2014
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Geoffrey Maslen

Asian students on exam hunger strike

More than 50 Asian postgraduate students went on a hunger strike in Melbourne, Australia, after failing an exam they claimed contained material they had not been taught.

Saturday, 24 March, 2007, 12:00am

Foreign students on par with Australians

Foreign students enrolled in Australian universities perform as well as their local counterparts, a new study has found.

The researchers investigated the performance of 340,000 Australian and international full-time students at 22 universities.

1 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

English language courses worth $5.9b last year

More than 91,000 foreign students who enrolled in English language colleges in Australia last year contributed almost $1 billion ($5.89 billion) to the national economy, according to a new study.

A report of the study said that students from Asia made up 84 per cent of enrolments, Europe 12 per cent and central and South America 4 per cent.

2 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Drift to private schools blamed on lack of tertiary places

Increased competition among Australian school-leavers for a place in university has persuaded more parents to enrol their children in private fee-paying schools, researchers at Monash University in Melbourne claim.

The researchers say one reason is because private-school students are much more likely than those from government schools to be offered a university place.

30 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Applications for places take historic plunge

For only the second time in 50 years, the number of Australian students applying for a university course this year has dropped sharply.

Reports from tertiary admission centres in the six states indicated falls of up to 10 per cent compared with the number of applications received for the last academic year.

22 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Pushy PCs put the past out to pasture

While principals can look forward to novel ways of electronically monitoring buildings and wayward charges, the microchip could soon reduce the institution itself to an empty shell. For among recent marvels unveiled in America is an automated roll-checking system.

14 Aug 2004 - 12:00am