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ECU bags Scottish chemist as VC

Professor Steve Chapman will be Edith Cowan University’s next vice-chancellor following a global recruitment process. Since 2009 Chapman has been the principal and vice-chancellor of Heriot-Watt University in Scotland and led improvements to the student experience that saw the university ...

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Public policy pick for UWS

The University of Western Sydney has appointed a new pro vice-chancellor (international). Linda Taylor has 20 years’ experience working across industry, government and the education sectors as a public policy expert. Currently acting director of the Industry and Innovation Branch ...

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New VC at UNSW

Professor Ian Jacobs has been appointed president and vice-chancellor of the University of New South Wales. Jacobs will take up the position on 1 February 2015 and is currently vice-president and dean of the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences ...

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USYD appoints equity director

The new director of equity and diversity role in the University of Sydney has been filled by Fiona Krautil. Krautil will drive the new Women in Leadership Strategy to improve the representation of equity groups in university professional and academic ...

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Powering down the ‘engine room’

An annual fee could be the limit for postgraduate students already weighed down by debt, threatening Australia’s research spark. By Fran Molloy. The federal Budget has hit the higher education sector hard – and with $173,000 sliced from the Research Training ...

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Censor sensibility

However controversial, tying the tongue of an academic risks betraying the fundamental principles of any institution. By Michael J. Spence. Professor George Arnold Wood was a patriotic man and a fervent supporter of the British Empire, but he had strong objections ...

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How low can we go?

The policy fad of outsourcing VET creates a culture in which cost is more important than benefit, says internationally published economist. By John Mitchell. Many policymakers in the VET sector have followed a predictable pattern over the last five years or ...

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Weapons of mass-instruction

A recent summit saw universities mark themselves on technology-enhanced learning to compare best practice techniques. By Dallas Bastian. Higher education institutions from around the globe converged in Australia to share their strengths and weaknesses surrounding technology-enhanced learning (TEL) at a recent ...

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Engineering building alive with data

Active learning is built into the bricks and mortar of advanced facility. By Erin Mayo Engineering students at the University of Queensland have been given access to a unique learning facility, allowing them hands-on experience in their chosen field. Designed ...

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