Australian education news – funding cuts, employability rankings, UQ ielts course and more
Hey guys Gday Bazza here from Stuzenter You’re directory for the world of education downunder in Australia. As you can see from the cheesy news intro thanks to the guys at sound effects achieve for uploading this clip onto youtube then I could use it as a cheesy intro. So what we’re trying out in our new series today is called “Stu knows news” this guy here. My friend and your friend in Australian study. Where we me and him wrap up randomly picked interesting news from the education world downunder in Australia for international students just like you. So without further a do as we say in Australia first cab off the rank is; general news Federal government pushes to pass uni cuts so the government is wanting to introduce a new higher education bill meaning they want to cut funds for universities the proposed cut is around $3 billion dollars So what does this mean for you as an international student soooo if you think of it this way the funding for research at the university that you attend could be affected and fees for courses could actually go up which could mean you pay more to study 🙁 But don’t worry that’s only if the bill is passed. Fingers crossed let’s hope the government comes
up with a mutually beneficial proposal for all Next in the news let’s look at rankings. because it was a huge last few weeks for universities So the headline is; Sydney University ranked fourth in world for graduate employability coming in ahead of leading school such as MIT, Cambridge University and Oxford uni. Gooooo Sydney Uni! Now at the same time University of Sydney was named Australia’s top MBA Look at that … Congrats to Sydney for a double mention! Now on to next piece of news we have announcements. UQ – university of Queensland online course hits half a million enrolments wooooaaahhhh so since launching in 2015, the IELTSx course has attracted people from more than 218 countries and territories, with learners from Vietnam, Egypt and India accounting for the highest number of enrolments. Go UQ university of QLD! Gooooooo online learning! There are links to that link out to edX where you can take that course as well. I’ll provide those links later in the description. Now on to the next news, we are looking at research University of Melbourne LIFE’S A DRAG, UNLESS YOU LIVE IN A BUBBLE Gotta love their catchy headlines by the university of Melbourne folk there! So .. according to the university of Melbourne What they found through research is that; water will easily stop a bullet, but it can’t
stop a ball sinking in a bubble. Woooahhh that’s mind blowing! This is the remarkable result from a series of experiments that have for the first time shown objects sinking in water with close
to zero drag, this research has important implications for the development of energy-efficient marine vehicles. Which could achieve 10 or perhaps 20 per cent drag reduction which equals fuel efficiency! Good on ya uni of Melbourne! So on to next piece of news this is a juicy one … bad news or questionable news I’ll let you be the judge. Australian Catholic University ‘games
system’ on research So apparently The Australian Catholic University hired a team of highly paid international academics in order to “artificially inflate” its research scores. Ooohhhhh So The Australian (a newspaper in Australia) revealed that the ACU has employed at least 16 “professorial fellows” … I got that word right 🙂 And apparently the ACU pays its overseas professors between $70,000 and $100,000 a year and business-class travel to Australia if they travel here. So go ahead & read article and make up your own mind. So let’s try to finish off on a high with scholarship opportunities and why not with a top uni University of Melbourne they have opened up their application dates for the Una Porter Scholarship the scholarship is for domestic as well as international students just like you! It can be used for any study area, and there is … there are 2 up for grabs and so get your .. start working on your application because applications close 17th of November. So there you go. I’ve included all the links for the news articles that I’ve mentioned in the description. Hope you enjoyed it and you’ll tune in again next week with random news that Stu and I will grab from all over the place for Australian education. Any questions reach out to Stu or me via WhatsApp msg + 61 424 099 834 OR email [email protected] getting that word out. Wuuhuuuu! There .. you .. go! Bababababaaaaaa Cya’s later!!!