John Ross, TimesHigherEducation

John Ross


Sydney, NSW, Australia

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Past articles by John:

China gets real on student safety

While safety warnings have been used as political barbs, the latest one alerts students to legitimate threats → Read More

‘Game-playing’ claims as Australian employment negotiations drag

Union endorsement proves crucial, as direct pitches to staff falter → Read More

Navitas snaps up Australia and New Zealand pathway colleges

Buyer displays ‘confidence’ in Australasian student flows, as vendor exits region → Read More

Sick of academia? Try the military, says chief defence scientist

Australian armed forces need new blood but are also keen on exchange, says Tanya Monro → Read More

‘Mother of ERA’ set to pull plug on research assessment exercise

‘Mother of ERA’ now charting its demise, as the ‘law of diminishing returns’ prompts a rethink → Read More

Should universities take sides in Australian ‘voice’ referendum?

‘Silence is political’, indigenous leader warns sector, as institutions ponder whether to back yes vote in looming poll → Read More

Better pay for Australia’s casual academics ‘passively resisted’

Legal action seen as ‘the only way’ to force universities to stop ‘divesting responsibility’, senate committee hears → Read More

How should Australia address students’ cost-of-living crisis?

Spiking inflation and an accommodation squeeze are eroding students’ already meagre means. As a major review of higher education begins, John Ross examines reforms that would allow students to keep the wolf from the door and still have time to devour their reading lists → Read More

New Zealand’s free university scheme fails to reduce inequality

Data show wealthy students benefit disproportionately from NZ$200 million annual borrowing holiday → Read More

Australia ‘clears’ student visa application logjam

But some applications remain in too-hard basket, while others suggest universities have let their guard down → Read More

Doubts over Australian student immigration reforms

Clearer permanent residency pathways may not favour international students in Australia → Read More

Australian universities funded for unsolicited places

Warning of ‘stranded funding’ as bureaucrats bend the rules of a programme with too many goals → Read More

Overseas recruitment rebound still well below pre-pandemic peak

Australian universities ‘have work to do’ to recover international student enrolments → Read More

Limits on fixed-term contracts ‘could stifle industry-funded research’

Australian university representatives warn of unintended consequences from two-year limit in new workplace relations act → Read More

Long-touted Adelaide and South Australia merger back on

High upfront costs defeated the most recent proposal for the two South Australian institutions to join forces back in 2018 but now things have changed → Read More

Australia and New Zealand face bumpy road to open access research

‘Read and publish’ deals must not be the only game in town, critic warns → Read More

Students priced out of housing market in Australian cities

Independent housing ‘moderately to severely unaffordable’, as locals opt for alternatives → Read More

Australian visa grants to Indian subcontinent students plummet

Successful applications from south Asia fall off a cliff, as authorities struggle to distinguish genuine students from those with other things on their minds → Read More

Gender quota for medical research grants splits academics

New Australian arrangement hailed as long overdue by many, but critics warn of unintended consequences → Read More

Government and business ‘letting Australia down’ on research

Go8 questions outsiders’ commitment to research, after advisory body raises doubts over education’s contribution to productivity → Read More