Bangladesh next in Seek strategy

Online jobs and education group is set to make more offshore acquisitions.

Seek pushes into education in China

Seek, Packer-backed Chinese online job-market business is set to offer educational services.

Do some private schools harm job prospects?

Despite Tony Abbott's Gonski commitment, the highly emotive public-private school funding debate is still going strong. And some recent studies reinforce the fact that not all private schools are equal.

'Earn or learn' while our tax dollars burn

Canberra's approach to shepherding unemployed youth into work or study faces a challenge in ensuring government subsidies won’t be rorted.

Australia’s Chief Scientist is rightfully cranky

While his global compatriots look to the future Ian Chubb is stuck with the thankless task of trying to convince the government that studying science, technology, engineering or mathematics is a good idea.

Autodesk’s $25m 'gift' to students

3D design software firm Autodesk will donate around 100 products to more than 5m students in Australia and New Zealand.

G8's aggressive rollout buoys profit

Largest listed childcare provider flags acquisition of further 25 centres.

Ten business-savvy Australians who found success without a degree

Sometimes it pays not to go to university.

IDP Education targets IPO in 2014

Stakeholder Seek is expected to list the business within this calendar year, with the IPO process kicking off as early at September.

Coding is a trade in desperate need of apprentices

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A computer science degree isn't necessary to get a job in programming and not everyone needs to be a coding 'ninja' or 'rockstar'.

What's Abbott's elite education worth?

Churning out more and more university graduates who can't think for themselves will do little to improve the economy. What we need is a return to the civil and critical thinking that universities used to teach.

Graduate jobs at 20-year low

Recent graduates finding it harder to get a job than at any time since 90s recession.

Flushing Australia's luck down the loo

In the digitally-powered economy, many industries will need global scale to underpin their survival. Australia’s paltry marks for innovation and export-oriented jobs should have policymakers very worried.

Navitas FY profit sharply falls

Education company weighed by university writedowns, upbeat about FY15 earnings.

A Napoleonic lesson in job creation

Federal budget tightness, and the questionable economic value of some academic degrees, point to the question of whether Australia would be better off varying its approach to the role of universities.

NICTA, Swinburne launch software innovation lab

Lab to house over a dozen R&D staff and a similar number of PhD and project students.

Abbott’s “Better Outcomes” needs long-term vision

Australia may be a leading exporter of educational services, but the use of technology in our classrooms is still light years behind. Fixing that requires action not words.

Overqualified and underemployed: meet Australia's graduates

More Australians are attaining tertiary degrees than ever before, yet many end up working in menial jobs with little or no relevance to their chosen field. Are they just wasting time and money?

Navitas boss says firm not for sale

Rod Jones says education services company is not vulnerable to predators despite share price slump.

Keep Gonski funding: Senate report

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Report warns of education inequality if government fails to act.