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A $1bn boost for university research and job skills courses in Australia

09 October 2020

The Australian government announced a cash injection of $1bn into university research and job skills course development to support the sector through the Coronavirus pandemic.

It will also spend an additional $5.8bn over the next two years to accelerate the commercialisation of non-medical research and partnerships with industry to generate new revenue streams for Higher-Education institutions in Australia.

The announcement has been welcomed by the Group of Eight and Universities Australia organisations, and also by Study Group, the market leading Higher-Education pathway provider for international students in Australia and the UK. As Alex Chevrolle, Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand at Study Group comments:

“At this challenging time for the higher education sector globally due to the ongoing repercussions of COVID-19, it is reassuring to see that the Australian government is supporting universities through this crisis with a substantial boost in funding. By proactively investing in the Australian nation’s research efforts and courses to upskill workers and those who are currently unemployed, they are empowering universities and individual citizens to play an important and crucial role in the national recovery.

At Study Group, we hope that this cash injection into the sector will be of benefit to our partner institutions in Australia.”

Study Group has the highest number of partner Higher-Education institutions that fall within the global top 200 university ranking, including in the Australian leading research-intensive ‘Group of Eight’ universities, such as The University of Sydney, The University of Western Australia and Australian National University.

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