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That’s not a database – CrocBITE is a database


An Australian-led international project that compiles data from crocodile attacks on humans is set to expand thanks to a much-needed funding boost. The Worldwide Crocodilian Attack Database, dubbed CrocBITE by co-creator and Charles Darwin University researcher Dr Adam Britton, was developed ...

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Students value technology when picking uni


The integration of new and emerging technologies into learning spaces is a key factor influencing prospective students’ choice of university. Results from a newly released survey of 1500 students – made up of those studying and recent graduates – from Australia, India, Singapore, ...

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Professor backs Obama in Reef rift with Bishop


A senior University of Queensland marine environment researcher has waded into the political milieu following Barack Obama’s recent speech at his university after Australian Government figures criticised the US president’s concerns regarding the Great Barrier Reef. In his UQ address, which ...

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A legacy of learning’s worth

Photo: Sally Tsoutas (2013) UWS
Background image: National Archives of Australia

Former PM Gough Whitlam was a champion of higher education and so much more; but he took a particular interest in the fate of the people of western Sydney. By Barney Glover The death of Edward Gough Whitlam touched a ...

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The evolution of eLearning

Joel Beath and Andrew Moroney

The learning and development industry must re-imagine the way an increasingly impatient, diverse and tech-savvy workforce interacts with content. By Joel Beath and Andrew Moroney Historically, eLearning companies have possessed competency and rigour in academia, applying traditional learning frameworks to ...

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Research to SPARK commercial viability


UTS has unveiled its latest program aimed at maximising the commercialisation of research, announcing a new start-up plan in partnership with the Kolling Institute of Medical Research at Sydney’s Royal North Shore hospital. SPARK Sydney, which the university spruiks as the ...

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Senate VET inquiry launches today

Lee Rhiannon

A sweeping inquiry into the regulation and funding of private vocational education and training providers is set to kick off in the Senate today after being delayed by Thursday’s sensational events in the upper house. The inquiry’s terms of reference, negotiated between Labor ...

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3 minutes of dolphins, noise and men, wins

Sarah Marley (Photo by Phil Bouchet)

A Curtin University PhD student who spends much of her time recording and analysing underwater soundscapes for the mutual benefit of local dolphin and human populations has taken out the 2014 Trans-Tasman Three Minute Thesis (TMT) title. Having already won ...

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GPs working heavier caseloads


GPs are working harder now than they were a decade ago and older patients accounted for about a third of their clinical workload in 2013–14, new research shows. The results come from two reports published today from the Family Medicine Research ...

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