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Senate inquiry into higher-ed reform

A Senate inquiry into the federal government’s controversial higher-education reforms will now help decide the fate of the Coalition's plans, as a committee has been called to report back to the upper house by the end of October. The inquiry was ...

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Right place and time

Uni program improves job prospects with greater emphasis on practical classroom experience. Moving from the middle of a university lecture theatre to the front of the classroom is a big step for new teachers – and most graduates start their ...

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uImagine pursues adventures in e-learning

Charles Sturt University is set to launch an e-learning think tank. The project, called uImagine, will aim to draw together academic staff, educational designers and students to investigate and develop new teaching and learning modalities. Set at CSU's Wagga Wagga campus, uImagine ...

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Turning drones into lifesavers

The fight to keep Australia’s beaches safer for swimmers is being ratcheted up by a pair of Wollongong-based researchers who have harnessed the power of drone technology to speed up the delivery of flotation aids to those in trouble. A ...

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Chubb: success STEMs from long-term strategy

Universities Australia has thrown its support behind calls from the government’s chief scientist for a long-term strategic approach to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. In a report released this week, Australia's Chief Scientist professor Ian Chubb called for a ...

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Bilingual guides increase primary care access

Griffith University researchers have gained national recognition for a new program aimed at improving access to primary healthcare services for cultural minority groups in a southern Queensland community. The program, titled the Community Navigator Model (CNM), provides a range of ...

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ATEM/Campus Review awards honour excellence

  Higher-education leadership, management and best practice were celebrated last night at the 2014 Australian Tertiary Education and Management (ATEM) Campus Review Awards ceremony in Cairns. The awards, now in their third year, recognise excellence in areas such as management, ...

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Research into treating seniors at home

Too many seniors are being hospitalised unnecessarily due to a health system that has fallen behind the developing needs of Australia’s ageing population, a leading researcher says. Edith Cowan University’s head of medical sciences, professor Moira Sim, has warned that research ...

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ACPET chief focuses on confidence

Building employer confidence in VET sector qualifications is the key to a healthy future for the sector according to the newly appointed chief executive of the Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET). Rod Camm, who was announced last ...

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Higher education reforms enter House

Parliamentary debate over the Coalition’s proposed higher education reforms is set to begin in earnest today after the government’s long-awaited legislation was introduced to the House of Representatives late last week. The legislation, which would cut government subsidies for university degrees by ...

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