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Regional unis top graduate employment ranking

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A ranking measuring student experience, graduate employment outcomes, and starting salaries, has placed Australia’s regional universities on top. The Good Universities Guide 2017, published by the Good Education Group (GEG) and released this morning, shows while country and city universities ...

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UQ breakthrough in treatment of Parkinson’s disease

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Queensland researchers have made a breakthrough that could help treat tremors and muscle stiffness caused by Parkinson’s disease. The study from the University of Queensland’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience examined a genetic mutation the biological cause of which has not ...

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Are entrepreneurs born or made?

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Australian youth unemployment is almost the highest it’s been in 10 years. For Generation Alpha, who are now about 5 at the oldest, it’s looking more and more like the challenge they’ll face as adult workers will be to innovate or fail. ...

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Victorian TAFEs ditching ‘dead-end’ courses

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Training courses in Victoria that don’t provide students with meaningful job prospects will be scrapped, as the state government overhauls its TAFE and vocational training system. The reforms will cut the number of government-funded courses from about 1500 to 1000. ...

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Birmingham vows to smash dodgy VET providers

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Dodgy training companies who rip off students and taxpayers face having their business model smashed by the federal government Education minister Simon Birmingham wants to overhaul the vocational education and training sector, starting in 2017, though he acknowledges the government ...

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Global warming began in the 1800s: study

The UK's Bridgewater Foundry, pictured in 1839, one of the earliest factories to use an almost modern layout, workflow, and material-handling system. Photo: public domain.

An international study has found that human-induced global warming began in the 1830s, during the Industrial Revolution. The research, published in the journal Nature, shows the Earth’s climate responded rapidly to small increases in atmospheric greenhouse gas emissions that came with industrial progress. ...

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