Shadow universities minister Brett Mason has launched a petition to save the Australian Learning and Teaching Council.

"The decision to restore the ALTC would not be a difficult one to make,'' the Mason petition says.

"But the window of opportunity is closing, as the 2011-12 Federal Budget approaches.''

Edith Cowan University will receive $6.9 million to tailor its teaching program to produce job-ready graduates from the Federal Government.

University of Melbourne vice-chancellor Glyn Davis will be the next chair of peak body Universities Australia.

The new look My School website is being launched this week by the Federal Government.

A report into emerging technologies and their potential impact on and use in teaching, learning, and creative inquiry has been released.

The Auditor General has released its report into the Digital Education Revolution (DER) Program.

New research shows Australia’s skills supply and demand picture remains patchy.

Ground breaking research in Australia’s universities will be boosted by grants worth $1.5 billion under the Research Blocks Grants allocation for 2011.

A reshuffle of the Queensland Cabinet has resulted in a new Minister for Education, Cameron Dick, formerly Attorney-General and Minister for Industrial Relations. 

Google has debutted a special category for education-related software in its Apps Marketplace, prompted by what it considers the success of its Apps for Education collaboration and communication suite.

The Australian Research Council’s national report on Excellence in Research for Australia, 2010, has been released, providing an assessment of the quality of research conducted in Australian universities.

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