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News | 11 December 2013

“At its heart, the New Colombo Plan is an education initiative that allows the building of relationships through the experience of attending university in a different country,” Mr Pyne said.

The Department of Education is working closely with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to deliver the scholarships and student mobility grants and loans which are at the heart of the New Colombo Plan.

View the media release, or more information on the New Colombo Plan.

News | 8 November 2013

Australia's research and innovation sector will receive a $522 million boost with Minister for Education, Christopher Pyne today announcing 1177 new research projects funded by the Australia Research Council (ARC).

The funding has been announced as part of the ARC’s Future Fellowships scheme (commencing 2013) and major grants scheme (commencing 2014).

News | 23 October 2013

Minister for Education Christopher Pyne said he was determined to implement recommendations from the Review of Higher Education Regulation.

“I have today directed the Chief Executive Officer of the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA) to simplify the paperwork and deregulate,” Mr Pyne said.

“This includes improving how TEQSA consults with universities and more broadly across the sector.

“The findings of the review confirm my opinion that deregulation can happen across the sector without compromising quality standards.”

View the media release, or for more information on the Review of Higher Education Regulation Report go to the Department of Education website...

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