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New deputy vice chancellor for Notre Dame

Professor Jan Thomas has been appointed as deputy vice-chancellor of The University of Notre Dame Australia’s Fremantle campus. Actively engaged with the higher education sector for the last 10 years, most recently she has been a member of the Department ...

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A new world

The Mayan calendar has doomsday scheduled for 2012. The end of the internet as we know it will come even sooner. Beverley Head reports. July 2011. That’s the date by which analysts expect that the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority will ...

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New dean of engineering for CQU

Dr Alan McPhail has joined CQUniversity as dean of the School of Engineering and Built Environment based at Gladstone. For the last couple of years he has taught at CQUniversity Sydney and coordinated courses in computing systems and data communications. ...

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New appointment for ACU

ACU’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences has appointed Tim Scrase as associate dean (research) and professor of sociology at the North Sydney campus. He was formerly director of the ARC Key Centre for Asia Pacific Social Transformation Studies, an interdisciplinary ...

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UQ College to forge ahead with first CEO

The University of Queensland’s UQ College is now up and running, following appointment of its first chief executive officer, Rod Arthur. Based at UQ Ipswich, UQ College will expand options for school-leavers and mature-age students who want a UQ qualification ...

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VET groups take on pollies, and each other

VET groups have enlisted advertisers and researchers in their battle with federal politicians of all colours. And they’ve aimed a few sideswipes at each other. Six Victorian TAFE institutes have funded a series of large advertisements in The Australian, imploring ...

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Small providers, big productivity

Are small providers capable of productivity and high quality, asks John Mitchell. The award ceremonies for VET providers are fast approaching, with attention normally focused on the large providers. While this celebration of the large is important, it is a ...

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Digging a big hole for international education

Stark comparisons can be drawn between the government’s attitude to the mining industry and international education, writes Paul Rodan. Those in the international education sector cannot have missed the obvious contrast between their treatment by government and that given to ...

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