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Chief scientiest launches expansive HASS report

Professor Graeme Turner

A report on humanities and social sciences (HASS) in Australian educational institutions, released yesterday, has provided arguably the clearest snapshot yet of challenges facing the sector’s sustainability. Launched at the National Press Club in Canberra yesterday by Australian chief scientist ...

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Living on ancient time


Australian academic James Uden discusses how his obsession with classical literature helped fast-track his career in the US. “Odi et amo” – I love and I hate. The power packed into the short opening line of Roman poet Catallus’s poem ...

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What-if.com: online emergency patient simulator


An online education program is aiming to boost nurses’ emergency management skills using simulations of deteriorating patients. The program, FIRST2ACTweb (Feedback Incorporating Review and Simulation Techniques to Act on Clinical Trends), was developed by Monash University researchers, the University of ...

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Nauruans get teacher training

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Twenty Nauruan teachers will spend a month working in Australian schools in 2016 as part of a University of New England training program aimed at increasing the small island nation’s local teaching workforce. The Nauru Teacher Education Project, led by ...

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Bending the law


Teaching core legal principles is still important but some experts argue that schools need to reshape their offerings in order to reflect a plethora of emerging roles. The spectrum of legal roles is broadening radically and law schools should alter ...

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Business Decisions


UTS’s Roy Green talks to Dallas Bastian about how management schools need to capitalise on their individual strengths to serve the changing needs of students and employers. Australian business and management education is at a critical juncture, an Australian Business ...

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Notes on nursing


Australians are making contributions to research on RNs, ENs and AINs. By Antonia Maiolo. Nurses and midwives use research to provide evidence-based care to enhance health outcomes for individuals, communities and healthcare systems. Evidence-based research can also be used to ...

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Treatments for red tape


Researchers and other stakeholders say it’s time to make the grant process easier. By Dallas Bastian. The majority of funding applications for medical projects get rejected. The researchers behind products such as Gardasil, the HPV vaccine, are amongst the lucky ...

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Science of employment


  Norton urges end to push for more science students, as jobs may harder to find. By Dallas Bastian. The government must refrain from pushing students to study science, the Kemp-Norton Review urges. “The evidence on science employment outcomes has ...

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