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Quirk hurts CSU drop-out rates in federal stats

Charles Sturt University.

A data aberration has caused Charles Sturt University to be misrepresented in the latest federal Education Department statistics. These figures reported that almost half of the university’s international students drop out in their first year. The Education Department’s Selected Higher Education ...

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Music video to smash STEM glass ceiling

A new video campaign, "People Grinning", aims to inspire women to pursue engineering careers. Image: UNSW

A bold audio-visual project aimed at highlighting the attractiveness of a STEM career for young women had its worldwide launch on Friday. Part of a greater campaign by eight top universities, led by the University of New South Wales, it’s a music ...

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Degree credits for MOOCs change uni model

James Cook University in Queensland, in an Australian-first, is incorporating MOOCs into its curriculum.

Offering unlimited online participation and equity of access, massive open online courses (MOOCs) offer students from all walks of life the free opportunity to educate themselves via pre-recorded lectures, problem sets and interactive user discussion forums. MOOCs are generally regarded ...

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Overseas student recruitment outdated: survey


A new survey has found traditional approaches to international student recruitment are no longer relevant in the modern global education market. The Hobsons Australia’s International Student Survey 2016 shows Australian universities need to move away from targeting student ‘markets’ that are broadly ...

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