Archive for October 2nd, 2012
Keeping ahead of the competition
Sue Blundell considers how an international education strategy for Australia will be different from other countries At the Australian International Education Conference this week I will be participating in a “town hall” style panel session with Michael Chaney, the chair Sue Blundell | 2nd October, 2012 | News | More..
Birthism is a new word for a very old kind of bias or prejudice against others according to their birthplace. It is a thinly disguised form of chauvinism, disparaging of different nationalities, ethnicities and any other language than one’s own. Emeritus Professor Pam Peters | 2nd October, 2012 | Strictly speaking | More..
Spiders on the march
Researchers on Guam, a US island east of the Philippines, have found that the island’s jungle spider population is more than 40 times larger than that of nearby islands. In one of the first studies to examine how the loss Campus Review | 2nd October, 2012 | International, Research | More..
Mental health action pays off
Research indicates that improved programs for struggling students lead to better retention rates. Over the past few decades, there has been growing concern in the university community about the rise of mental illness in the student population. With many institutions Andrea Simpson And Kerry Ferguson | 2nd October, 2012 | Health, Sections, VET | More..
Time to trade in well-worn university model
Higher education faces the prospect of dramatic change in the next few years, writes Stephen Parker. What might a university of the future look like? The future of higher education globally is bright, but the current conception of a university Stephen Parker | 2nd October, 2012 | VC's corner | More..
Researchers strive to turn algae into oil Universities and private organisations are working closely together to turn algae into a source of renewable fuel. The University of Adelaide, Murdoch University, University of Sydney and James Cook University are all researching Louis White | 2nd October, 2012 | Research, Sections | More..
Frozen mammoth found
Scientists have discovered frozen woolly mammoth fragments deep in Siberian permafrost that may contain living cells, raising hopes of cloning the prehistoric animal. Russia’s North Eastern Federal University said an international team of researchers had found rich research material during Campus Review | 2nd October, 2012 | International, Research | More..
Researchers find ants use internet algorithm
A SPECIES of harvester ants determines how many foragers to send out for food in much the same way as internet protocols discover how much bandwidth is available for data transfer. A Stanford University team of scientists has dubbed the Jacquie Tinkler | 2nd October, 2012 | International, Research | More..