National security legislation designed to crack down on secrets leaking could lead to the unintended consequence of scaring the world's brightest minds away.
A sweeping new blueprint could make higher education easier to attain as Australia grapples with demand for skills of the future.
A university art gallery which was facing closure has been thrown a financial lifeline from an unexpected benefactor, which has given it a 12-month reprieve.
Griffith University may close an art museum that hosts visiting exhibitions, to make room for students from its film school.
The government will fund an additional 4000 university places for STEM students to create a workforce capable of building a nuclear-powered submarine fleet.
The long-awaited marriage of South Australia's two largest universities is official after the state government won the endorsement of the cross bench.
University students from rural areas are being pushed to the brink as they work full-time hours to support their studies and manage rising costs.
A tumble in the global ranking of Australia's top universities has been described as a warning sign with competition intensifying for international talent.
Australian universities have been slammed over their handling of sexual assault, accused of protecting their brands ahead of the safety of students.
Indigenous high school students from around the country are taking part in a week-long university experience based on their future study interests.
For the first time, three Australian universities are ranked among the top 20 higher education institutions in the world after the criteria were refined.
Cucumbers may be used as a functional food product to help prevent diabetes, according to new research.
As uni students rushed to pay back more on their HECS to beat a rise in interest, the government has agreed it's time to consider how repayments are calculated.
Research grant funding allocations will need fewer ministerial interventions to restore trust in the process, an independent review has found.
Aboriginal woman Patricia O'Shane will receive a significant honour in recognition of her many achievements in teaching, the law, public service and advocacy.
Peak bodies representing the Australian tertiary education sector are calling for a financial boost to make the nation's institutions more competitive.
In its submission to a sector-wide review, Universities Australia has called for more government research funding to make the institutions more competitive.
Wage theft is "baked into universities' business models" according to one union, with higher education workers owed more than $83 million over three years.
Researchers in Queensland will lead a study into a tablet form of treatment for ovarian cancer, which could offer an alternative option to chemotherapy.
Queensland University of Technology has been hit by a cyber attack and IT systems have been shut down as a precaution.
Seeking mental health support is a big step, but finding a psychologist is becoming harder and the situation is expected to get worse.
Cannabis use on the social media platform TikTok is often shown as funny and entertaining to its typically younger audience, according to new research.