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Tech coding school to open in Sydney


For Kathryn Parsons, the founder of cult UK coding school Decoded, the decision to open a branch of the global startup in Sydney was a no-brainer. “We’ve taught in over 40 cities worldwide and Australia stands out in terms of ...

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Education system failing business: survey


You don’t need a university degree to run a small business but neither does the education system provide the skills that are required. Those are the findings in a new survey of small and medium enterprises by business solutions provider ...

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Make uni spending transparent: OECD


Information on how and where funds are spent in universities must be more open to the public, the OECD has said. In his speech to the Times Higher Education World Academic Summit, Dirk van Damme, head of the innovation and measuring progress ...

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Uni reform impasse must end: Glover

Professor Barney Glover

Universities Australia has called on politicians to end a “legislative impasse” that the peak body argues has left the sector in “funding limbo” without a clear vision for the future. In a speech at the National Press club in Canberra ...

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Private funding called essential for public unis


Public universities must broaden their funding base to thrive and survive, the chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley, has said. Nicholas Dirks, whose institution was ranked as the top public university in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, said government ...

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Build uni brand on authenticity, tailored messages: expert


Universities seeking to build their international brand need to be authentic and must deliver their message in diverse ways, a major higher-education forum has been told. Speaking at the Times Higher Education World Academic Summit hosted by the University of Melbourne last week, World 100 Reputation ...

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Unis must modernise admin systems to excel: Davis


Universities must bring management systems into the current century to achieve future growth and long-term success, one of Australia’s most prominent vice-chancellors has said. Speaking at the Times Higher Education World Academic Summit at the University of Melbourne this week, the ...

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Recipe for rewarding civic engagement


Universities seeking to become more involved with their local communities must make civic engagement part of an ongoing program aimed at mutual benefit, a US-based expert has said. Addressing the Times Higher Education World Academic Summit at the University of Melbourne this ...

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