China builds spy network in unis: report

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China's intelligence officials are building networks inside Australian universities to monitor Chinese, protect Beijing's interests.

Arowana to use IPO cash to expand in Asia

Arowana’s managing director says the firm will use the proceeds from its sale of shares in Intueri to invest in new schools in South-East Asia.

NZ education IPO to raise NZ$234m

Arowana confirms plans to float its education business, and says it will retain a stake of up to 25 per cent.

Uni funding model needs expansion

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Review suggests an expansion of demand-driven university funding system.

Macquarie to steer NZ training group Intueri’s float

Several companies are gearing up to raise capital and attract new investors.

Measures to shake-up student debt

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Grattan Institute devises way to recoup more 'doubtful' student debt.

Australian unis to get Box cloud service

Australia’s Academic and Research Network to provide content and collaboration platform to educational institutions.

G8 Education to raise $100m to pay for Sterling takeover

The provider of early education services plans to raise $100 million by offering shares to fund managers and individual investors.

Saving Australia’s competitiveness

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Can a greater investment in technology and engaging young people in ICT careers improve Australia’s lagging productivity?

Western Sydney Institute launches new ICT school

NSW TAFE opens specialist academy to address skills shortages in the sector.

G8 Education to buy Sterling for $228m

The childcare facilities provider will acquire Sterling Education at a forecast 5.79 times EBIT, adding 91 centres.

Deloitte’s 'Fantastic 5' to keep Australia’s prosperity on top

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Australia’s growth options remain excellent, Deloitte research finds.

Has the other great Chinese investment boom peaked?

Forget property, Australia's economy relies heavily on Chinese investing in themselves. But are we pricing ourselves out of the market?

Japara IPO roadshow visits Sydney, Melbourne

Macquarie Group analysts will run an east coast IPO roadshow this week for the float of the $500m aged-care provider, with a May listing in Japara’s sights.

Have universities gone bureaucrazy?

For each university research project funded, up to five times as much is spent on proposals that will never see the light of day. And that's just the start of the waste.

Fundies shy on Sterling over childcare acquisition concerns

At least one competitor to Sterling is understood to have snatched some of the childcare centres it was planning to acquire, casting its $200m IPO plans into disarray.

Sterling IPO bookbuild delayed

Tuesday’s bookbuild for childcare centre roll-up has been postponed, new date yet to be set.

Investors cautious on Sterling’s strategy

Some fund managers have questioned the high multiples paid by the childcare centre company.

Sterling moves ahead with IPO

The childcare centre owner aims to raise $200 million and to list on April 2.

Monash University launches MOOCs

Institution teams with UK's FutureLearn for massive open online courses.