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Growth in international student visa applications has begun to slow for the first time in over a year.

Overseas student boom shows signs of slowing

There are very early indications that the seemingly unstoppable growth in international students might be tapering off.

  • Julie Hare

This Month

Affinity has acquired more than 50 early childhood education centres since 2021.

Quadrant pauses $1b Affinity auction, eyes ACCC childcare report

Quadrant and its sell-side advisers, Barrenjoey and Jefferies, have hit pause to allow Affinity’s suitors time to digest ACCC’s report on its inquiry into childcare.

  • Sarah Thompson, Kanika Sood and Emma Rapaport
Kylie Jenner is one of the world’s top influencers.

Is this the most Gen Z degree ever?

An Irish university is enrolling students for the world’s first bachelor of arts in influencing.

  • Maham Javaid
Poor behaviour in Australian schools is detrimental to a positive learning environment.

How to turn around Australian kids’ appalling classroom behaviour

Australia’s education system has consistently been marked down when it comes to the behaviour of students and the capacity of teachers to manage classrooms.

  • Glenn Fahey
Students will be taught the secrets of investment strategies.

For $27k you too can become an analyst with Macquarie

Why go to university when you can learn the ins and outs of financial markets in just six months?

  • Julie Hare


Australia’s most powerful people in education in 2023

There are significant changes ahead for the way children are taught in schools and the cross-section of students at universities.

  • Julie Hare
The University of Melbourne remains Australia’s highest-ranked university.

Isolation warning as Australian unis slide in international rankings

The Times Higher Education world rankings has Australia’s universities going backwards for the first time in years.

  • Julie Hare
Business students at the University of Canberra get to build practical expertise through internships working alongside managers, executives and their clients “who deal with business complexity on a day-to-day basis”.

Preparing students for the real world

Ensuring graduates are battle-ready for professional life means building practical expertise at every step of the education process.


by Uni of Canberra Business School

Genevieve Bell will replace Brian Schmidt as vice chancellor of ANU.

Genevieve Bell to replace Brian Schmidt as head of ANU

Australian National University will be led by its first female vice chancellor when Professor Bell, a globally recognised expert in AI, takes the reins next year.

  • Julie Hare
The scammers use technology to create fake documentation including arrest warrants.

Chinese students terrified as scammers reap millions

All scams are horrible, but what is going on here is particularly horrible, says the ACCC’s Catriona Lowe, as international students scammed of $8 million.

  • Julie Hare
University fees for some students have risen by 50 per cent in just five years and they are also getting slugged by indexation.

Arts, business, law students hit hardest as uni fees rise

Some university degrees have gone up by 50 per cent in just five years, while others are 50 per cent cheaper.

  • Julie Hare
Lower-ATAR school leavers should consider vocational education.

Why targets for poor kids going to uni won’t work

A good higher education system should not set artificial targets for social equity that aren’t compared with other post-school options.

  • Andrew Norton

UNSW leaps to top in rank for excellence

A mix of sandstone and non-sandstone universities make up this year’s finalists in the quality category.

  • Alexandra Cain
AFR education editor Julie Hare.

Why one university stands out

University of South Australia leads the ‘upstarts’ on the move.

  • Julie Hare

This uni tops ladder for career outcomes

Canberra University business school ranks highest in the career category by staying abreast of changing needs.

  • Sian Powell
Professor Nick Wailes is Dean of the Australian Graduate School of Management at UNSW.

This uni says social impact is key for reputation

Business schools believe putting an increased emphasis on contributing to society will boost their reputation ranking.

  • Christopher Niesche

Ian Harper passes the MBS baton to former dean

After more than 30 years of being connected with Melbourne Business School including the last five years as dean, Ian Harper is passing on the baton to former dean and CEO Jenny George.

  • Patrick Durkin
Moya Dodd.

The Matilda who waltzed into an MBA

Former Matildas star Moya Dodd is one of many prominent Australians who have undertaken an MBA to help move into new roles or prepare for more senior positions.

  • Christopher Niesche
Joe Bryant used his MBA from the University of Queensland as a launching pad for his aerospace business, Aeromech.

How this CEO used an MBA to join the space race

MBA’s can be a useful tool for corporate leaders looking to transition into becoming a business founder and owner.

  • Alexandra Cain

Small schools hold their own in rankings

Edith Cowan and Bond universities match it with the big business schools for excellence.

  • Sian Powell