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Australia loses ground in latest world rankings

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Higher education sector leaders have blamed inadequate funding of the nation’s universities for the “concerning downward trend” of Australia’s international ranking in the annual Universitas 21 list. The rankings, release yesterday, now places Australia 10th in the world overtaken by ...

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Laying roots in Oman

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A University of New England researcher is taking a school vegetable garden program global to help encourage healthy eating and combat obesity. UNE’s professor Neil Taylor is working with professor Abdullah Ambusaidi and Dr Rashid Al-Yahya of the Sultan Qaboos ...

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JCU’s new centre to bridge the gap


James Cook University has announced plans to establish a new centre that will improve educational outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. Senior deputy vice-chancellor, professor Chris Cocklin said the centre has ambitious, but achievable, goals. “We’ve come to ...

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Lead-foot drivers linked to other crime: QUT

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Lead-foot drivers are significantly more likely to commit drug and property offences than speed limit abiding motorists, a new study shows. The Queensland University of Technology study has investigated criminal histories, personal characteristics, traffic offences and crash history of high-range ...

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OPINION: Govt must continue fight for reform

Adrian McComb

Retention by the Government of the Reform Legislation from the 2014 budget is very important for the sector and must be brought forward again, writes Adrian McComb. For private higher education the government’s proposed reforms promise equitable treatment and wider options for ...

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