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$200 million philanthropic contribution for ANU

ANU is set to receive what is understood to be Australia’s largest ever personal philanthropic contribution, in an arrangement worth about $200 million. Graham and Louise Tuckwell announced the details of their contribution this week. It will be spread out over the next ...

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Slow browsing day on the uni wifi? Here’s why

Mixing business, leisure and education on the same network can create challenges for network capacity. By Bruce Miller. At most higher-education institutions today, you’ll find students, faculty and staff struggling with consistently bad internet. It’s hard to believe these are places of ...

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Budget snapshot: Key items affecting higher ed

SAVINGS MEASURES Higher Education Reform — deregulation shelved, funding cuts delayed to 2018 As explained in the budget papers regarding the government's deregulation reforms that were twice rejected by the senate: "The government will delay the implementation of the higher education reforms ...

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Nose spray relieves childbirth pain: study

Women may soon be able to use a nasal spray for pain relief during childbirth following successful trials by an Australian midwifery researcher. The nasal spray analgesic drug, fentanyl, was shown to be just as effective in relieving labour pain ...

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From beer to aerospace

Canada’s applied research model generates innovations across a variety of sectors from smaller businesses and students at VET-type institutions. By Ruth Schubert Mark Hoddenbagh, executive director at Algonquin College, Ontario, says Canadian university students will work for money, marks and ...

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