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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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Private VET inquiry expected in Senate

Kim Carr

A motion calling for a Senate inquiry into the regulation and funding of private vocational education and training providers is set to be passed today. The inquiry would follow the Coalition Government’s recently announced crackdown on “unscrupulous or misleading behaviour by ‘brokers’ ...

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Overseas students not bigger cheaters, CISA says


International students say recent reports of academic fraud involving companies charging fees to complete assignments have unfairly tarnished them. Council of International Students Australia (CISA) president Thomson Ch’ng said most reports gave the impression that international students were driving demand for such services, when ...

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Don’t stop the press – yet


With the bulk of print news circulation in freefall, Charles Sturt University has revealed some mildly heartening research findings for media companies: many young people apparently still love reading their news the old-fashioned way – on paper. The study, carried ...

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China FTA – for the win!


Universities say higher education will be one of the big winners in Australia and China’s historic free trade agreement (FTA), which includes frameworks that will expand mutual recognition of qualifications between the two countries. As part of the deal, finalised yesterday in ...

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Advice from winners


Recipients of the ATEM/Campus Review honours draw on their management and leadership expertise to offer tips for success. The Australian Tertiary Education Management (ATEM)/Campus Review awards recently celebrated excellence in the areas of academic leadership and administration. The winners were ...

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