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Grim prospects push PhDs to quit academy

Research suggests that in the US  the PhD could symbolise the end and not the beginning of an academic career and for some in Australia this was becoming the case, a conference in Sydney has been told In a presentation ...

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Scientists need to tackle popular myths

Scientists need to find new ways of communicating with the public and tackling ingrained beliefs if they want their work to impact on the world we live in, a senior American scientist says. Nina Fedoroff, president of the American Association for ...

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Ballarat initiative on women’s research

A research network to overcome negative trends affecting women researchers has been launched. The women’s research network was launched at the University of Ballarat in regional Victoria last week, with one of Australia’s leading researchers on gender in higher education the ...

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UTS professor to head copyright inquiry

Dean of the UTS Faculty of Law Professor Jill McKeough has been appointed by the Federal Attorney-General Nicola Roxon as commissioner in charge of the Australian Law Reform Commission’s (ALRC) Inquiry into Copyright Law. McKeough has published many articles and books ...

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Tertiary management awards launched

In universities and other tertiary education institutions across Australia academics and professional staff grapple with the complex demands of running what are in effect multi-million dollar corporations. For the past two decades  Campus Review  has been reporting, analyzing and carrying commentary ...

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Take care in the VET goldrush

If you are building a pathway, you need a map. At least that is the clear finding of research into how to create successful pathways from vocational education training into higher education. Across Australia, universities, private providers and vocational training ...

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Data linkage to assist policy making

Evidence-based policy implies a deep understanding of the world, which in turn requires data – lots of data. In education and training we need detailed information on young people; their family and community background, physical health, psycho-social development, as well ...

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