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Chubb: success STEMs from long-term strategy


Universities Australia has thrown its support behind calls from the government’s chief scientist for a long-term strategic approach to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. In a report released this week, Australia’s Chief Scientist professor Ian Chubb called for a ...

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Bilingual guides increase primary care access


Griffith University researchers have gained national recognition for a new program aimed at improving access to primary healthcare services for cultural minority groups in a southern Queensland community. The program, titled the Community Navigator Model (CNM), provides a range of ...

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ATEM/Campus Review awards honour excellence


  Higher-education leadership, management and best practice were celebrated last night at the 2014 Australian Tertiary Education and Management (ATEM) Campus Review Awards ceremony in Cairns. The awards, now in their third year, recognise excellence in areas such as management, ...

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Research into treating seniors at home


Too many seniors are being hospitalised unnecessarily due to a health system that has fallen behind the developing needs of Australia’s ageing population, a leading researcher says. Edith Cowan University’s head of medical sciences, professor Moira Sim, has warned that research ...

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ACPET chief focuses on confidence

L-R – ACPET Director Mel Koumides, new CEO Rodd Camm and Chair Martin Cass

Building employer confidence in VET sector qualifications is the key to a healthy future for the sector according to the newly appointed chief executive of the Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET). Rod Camm, who was announced last ...

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Higher education reforms enter House


Parliamentary debate over the Coalition’s proposed higher education reforms is set to begin in earnest today after the government’s long-awaited legislation was introduced to the House of Representatives late last week. The legislation, which would cut government subsidies for university degrees by ...

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Guest feedback


Work conditions, visas and accommodation were hot topics at the recent CISA conference. Another Council of International Students Australia (CISA) annual conference has just concluded. More than 200 international students and industry stakeholders spent three days in Adelaide this July, ...

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Bending the law


Teaching core legal principles is still important but some experts argue that schools need to reshape their offerings in order to reflect a plethora of emerging roles. The spectrum of legal roles is broadening radically and law schools should alter ...

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Experiments in STEM engagement

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A new program being carried out by Deakin University will take a fresh look at the university curriculum and how it prepares education students to teach science in an engaging way. The initiative comes in response to a continuing decline ...

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Racism-simulating app up for award


A UWS-developed app that aims to encourage cross-cultural tolerance via a simulated racism role-playing game has been officially recognised by the United Nations as a finalist for its Intercultural Innovation Award. The ‘Everyday Racism’ app, available as a free download ...

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