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News | 6 February 2014

This year, following a successful Department of Education hosted delegation visit of 17 members from the EU in 2013, an International Conference for Research Infrastructure 2014 will be held in Athens on 2–4 April.

The Conference — co-organised by the European Commission and Greece under the Presidency of the EU — will be another opportunity to broaden international discussion of important issues in research infrastructure. These issues were discussed during the successful EU delegation visit, which was an excellent regional preparatory event ahead of the conference.

You can find out more about the European Union–Australia research infrastructure relationship and about the International Conference for Research Infrastructure 2014.

News | 3 February 2014

To complement the initiative, the Australian Government has also released a Guide for parents on school boards and school councils to help parents and carers get involved in the governance of their children’s school.

Further information about Independent Public Schools and the Guide for Parents on School Boards and School Councils is available.

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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