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Hidden money

The competition for government funding is set to get even more fierce; Australian universities must learn to tap other sources more aggressively. By Greg Spinks. The release of the federal Budget on May 13 has created a watershed moment for ...

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Unis put fee hikes on hold

Several institutions are holding off on raising their price tags ahead of deregulation. By Dallas Bastian. Multiple Australian universities are freezing fees to create certainty around cost for students who will be enrolling in courses this year. Flinders University, Griffith ...

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Download the 21st century

EduTECH2014 has designs on the digital future. By Lara Caughey. EduTECH 2014 aimed to inspire thousands, as international speakers and exhibitors gathered to reshape the tertiary curriculum. Australia’s largest educational exhibition drew a crowd of 5000 attendees and 250 exhibitors ...

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That’s the way the stacks tumble

Big changes are inevitable for Australian libraries but technology, consultation and planning could make the end results a winner. By Geoff Hanmer. Harvard spent US$109 million on its library in 2010–11 and with an endowment of more than US$30 billion ...

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Turn tech into results

By Jo Schneider (Shanahan) and Dianne van Eck. Universities worldwide are struggling to accomplish more with less, meet compliance requirements, streamline operations and provide stakeholders and students with better access to services and information. Implementing systems to push productivity and ...

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Notes on nursing

Australians are making contributions to research on RNs, ENs and AINs. By Antonia Maiolo. Nurses and midwives use research to provide evidence-based care to enhance health outcomes for individuals, communities and healthcare systems. Evidence-based research can also be used to ...

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Rough experiment

Innovative Research Universities fear impact of potential funding cuts. By Dallas Bastian. Australian research universities will struggle to keep up with global competitors and expand access to higher education if federal funding is cut, experts warn. Chair of the Innovative ...

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Two shades of green

Sustainability upgrades are delivering on promised cost savings, too. By Dallas Bastian. Universities are spending millions on building upgrades in a bid to cut carbon emissions and save money. RMIT University’s Sustainable Urban Precincts Project is the largest of its ...

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Cures for culture shock

Let’s take a look at how Australia prepares incoming and outgoing students for life in a new country. By Phil Honeywood. Global mobility has become a key feature of the current generation of students. Within mobility programs a great deal ...

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Private options are public’s gain

The system requires greater institutional diversity to remain competitive and serve its students. By Tim Brailsford. The recent federal Budget foreshadows major reform of the Australian higher education sector. If the proposed measures are passed into legislation, more students will ...

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