Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Striving for a Degree of Success, Happiness; Australian Universities Are Well Looked on Internationally for Their Quality of Teaching and Research

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Striving for a Degree of Success, Happiness; Australian Universities Are Well Looked on Internationally for Their Quality of Teaching and Research

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Byline: VANI NAIDOO

AUSTRALIA, unlike many other Western countries, believes that a university education is a right, not a privilege, and to this end there are many funding arrangements in place to ensure those who are capable of undertaking tertiary study have the opportunity to do so.

Australia has six universities in the Times Higher Education world reputation rankings, up from four in 2012, with Monash University and the University of New South Wales joining the University of Melbourne, Australian National University, Sydney University and the University of Queensland.

Our universities are well looked on by the international community for their quality of teaching and research as well as their balance between book knowledge and real-world experience.

Universities in this country are also a after the US and UK a the most favoured destination among overseas students.

Our international education industry generates nearly $15billion annually and supports 127,000 jobs, 88,000 of those outside the education sector.

Research shows that apart from the benefits higher education brings to a country, like political stability, improved human rights and less money spent on health care and the criminal justice system, on an individual level a degree can make you richer, healthier and happier. …

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