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THE rankings spark deregulation warning

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Australia’s top universities’ continued ascendency in the influential Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings has been tempered by a warning from the ratings agency that deregulation may have a negative impact on many of the nation’s lower-ranked institutions. Despite most ...

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USQ launches course credit calculator

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The path to a university qualification is being made a little clearer by a new calculator that aims to provide prospective students an instant snapshot of what credit they may have already accrued. The University of Southern Queensland, which launched ...

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Here comes the pollen – and the app

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With spring and the hay-fever season now upon us, ANU is attempting to help Canberra locals manage their allergies with a new pollen count app. The free app, Canberra Pollen, uses readings taken on a pollen counter to provide forecasts and ...

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Critical masses

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Experts previously shared ideas about how higher education will look in a few decades; now others explain how a growing consumer base will shape that reality. Australia’s higher education sector will be transformed in the next two decades, as we ...

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Living on ancient time

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Australian academic James Uden discusses how his obsession with classical literature helped fast-track his career in the US. “Odi et amo” – I love and I hate. The power packed into the short opening line of Roman poet Catallus’s poem ...

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Flannery slams PM for skipping summit

Tim Flannery Gives Speech On Climate Change

One of Australia’s most eminent sustainability academics and activists has labelled Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s failure to attend last week’s United Nations climate change summit an insult to all Australians. The UN summit, which took place in New York last ...

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What-if.com: online emergency patient simulator

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An online education program is aiming to boost nurses’ emergency management skills using simulations of deteriorating patients. The program, FIRST2ACTweb (Feedback Incorporating Review and Simulation Techniques to Act on Clinical Trends), was developed by Monash University researchers, the University of ...

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The search for a leg up

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With so many graduates taking longer to find full-time work, Campus Review asks what recruiters want and how institutions can help students get it. A recent Graduate Careers Australia survey indicated a historical high in the number of new graduates ...

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The dignity of access

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Technology can evolve in ways that ensure people with disabilities reap the benefits, too. In a recent speech, Apple chief Tim Cook described people with disabilities as locked in a struggle “to have their human dignity acknowledged”. All too frequently, ...

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