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Obama visit strengthens Indonesian education ties

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: November 15, 2010

US committed to doubling the exchange of students A US presidential visit to Indonesia last week has further sealed higher education ties between the two countries. US president Barack Obama told a packed crowd of students at the University of Indonesia in Jakarta that he and Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono had ...

The Blog Rankings: Try the direct route

Relevance: 81%      Posted on: October 4, 2011

Macquarie VC Steven Schwartz is always available for a bit of debate There are two ways to get in contact with Macquarie University’s vice-chancellor Steven Schwartz: you can ring his office and leave a message with his secretary and hope that it gets through and he has the time to call ...

The Blog Rankings

Relevance: 78%      Posted on: August 8, 2011

Andrew Norton is known as a higher education researcher, but the most popular post on his blog Observations from Carlton’s Lone Classical Liberal has been about milk bars. “In the back streets of Carlton there was a little milk bar that had ...

Edinburgh’s free course is out of this world

Relevance: 70%      Posted on: August 6, 2012

The latest course to be offered by the University of Edinburgh is a little out of this world Charles Cockell, a professor of astrobiology, is set to teach a free online course called Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life commencing in January. Consisting of 10 classes, the program will last five ...

Academonomics hard to say but here to stay

Relevance: 69%      Posted on: July 18, 2011

Weary of academic whinging about the economics of university life, a leading economist put the subject up for serious discussion last week. It led to a lively gathering. Among the more traditional topics at the Australian Conference of Economists last week was a slightly odd one named Academonomics. As the tricky-to-pronounce ...

Doctoral education put through the policy wringer

Relevance: 63%      Posted on: October 20, 2008

Pressures on doctoral programs from economic and public policy directions have seen substantial changes in recent years, for both better and worse. Jeremy Gilling reports.   A contradiction is emerging between new research imperatives that drive an innovative economy and the tight fiscal environment prevailing in higher education. “Research is expensive, and ...

Ballarat joins online movement

Relevance: 63%      Posted on: October 22, 2012

The University of Ballarat has announced that it will offer its first online qualification next year. The new program, Graduate Certificate in Tourism Futures, will be delivered by the university's business school. "The university is well-known for its first-rate, face-to-face teaching," said the program's creator, Dr Elisa Backer, a senior lecturer ...

My University’s German ancestry

Relevance: 57%      Posted on: March 15, 2010

The My University website is not unique – the Germans have been doing it for years. The federal government’s My University website is likely to emulating a German website that allows potential students to compare universities based on the subject, institution or city in which they wish to study. The German DAAD ...

Programmed to succeed

Relevance: 56%      Posted on: November 9, 2009

Understanding his students helped Raymond Lister understand his teaching. By Linda Belardi. For five years, Dr. Raymond Lister was consistently surprised by the high rate of failure in his first year computer programming course. Between a quarter and half of the class routinely failed despite consensus amongst teaching staff that a ...

University of Wollongong offers MOOCs course

Relevance: 54%      Posted on: October 21, 2013

The University of Wollongong has joined Australian massive open online course (MOOC) provider Open2Study, to deliver free online courses to the public. The first UOW MOOC which will run for four weeks aims to provide comprehensive research and science-based information on some of the most commonly occurring health issues in the ...