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Data driven decisions

Leveraging data to future-proof Australian Universities.

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Driving decisions through data in higher education

Did you know the current university attrition rate sees one-in-five students leave their course in the first year resulting in $3.5 billion of lost student lifetime value across the student lifecycle? And that one-in-three university students fail to complete the course they enrolled in within six years of beginning it?

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How Pilbara is helping Australian universities

Unlike commercial business entities, universities aren’t as straightforward when it comes to calculating the cost to deliver a product and the margins associated with it. Pilbara’s model enables universities to collate multiple, disparate data sources into a simple, visual platform by taking into account the various data sets available, from student management, financial investment, research and teaching outputs.

Driving decisions through data - The Future of Higher Education in Australia

Discover how Microsoft are working with institutions to take action today by laying the foundations for a digital future.