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UWA renames library in Nobel laureate’s honour

Nobel Prize-winning gastroenterologist Professor Barry Marshall says he is honoured to have a science library at University of Western Australia named after him. Marshall, who in 1982 identified a bacteria linked to chronic gastritis and stomach ulcers with colleague Dr ...

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Next government must secure higher-ed future

Regardless of which party takes the next election, the next government will face the challenge of ensuring the long-term sustainability of the higher education sector, a senior departmental official has warned. Speaking as part of a policy debate at the Futureproof ...

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Unis must enhance lifelong learning options: Brungs

One of Australia’s leading vice-chancellors has urged universities to prepare graduates for lifelong learning through more diverse education offerings and a rethinking of traditional study and career timelines. Speaking at the Futureproof Now conference, hosted in Sydney on Wednesday by Campus Review, UTS ...

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Prominent figures: unis need big data

The time has come for universities to harness big data for the benefit of students. Universities should be using the big data they hold on students to enhance success rates, a Deakin University academic says. Retailers use big data to ...

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Safety first

Digital technology serves to spread access to higher education but these benefits must be protected with safeguards for security and privacy. By Matt Miller A decade ago, the prospect of someone earning a graduate degree through distance learning would have ...

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VET course completion rates dip

Completion rates for government-funded VET programs at Certificate I and above have declined slightly, according to fresh data from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research. The NCVER report, The likelihood of completing a government-funded VET program 2009–13, estimated that the ...

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Work on employability

Students expect universities to provide them with job opportunities; a recent symposium focused on ways to satisfy those demands. By Phil Honeywood The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development states that more than 4.5 million young people are electing to undertake ...

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