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University of Sydney gets AusAID funding for HIV program

A program for 25 visiting fellows will include intensive multidisciplinary training in the management and prevention of HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections. AusAID has contracted the University of Sydney to run an intensive three-month program in the management and prevention ...

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Amended TEQSA bill passes Senate

In a rare show of bipartisanship, the government and the coalition are on the same page when it comes to TEQSA bill - but diverge about what needs to happen next. An amended Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Bill ...

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Bennett joins CR

Campus Review is delighted to welcome on board Jennifer Bennett our newest reporter. Jennifer Bennett has strong experience both in Australia and internationally. The former deputy chief sub of the Jakarta Post returned to Australia to do a Masters in ...

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The governor

Dragging a university into the 21st century is a tough enterprise, Annette Blackwell finds when she talks with UNSW vice-chancellor Fred Hilmer. You know things are running smoothly at a university when the council is invisible, says Fred Hilmer, vice-chancellor ...

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TDA gets new chairman

The new chair of TAFE Directors Australia tells Annette Blackwell TAFEs will continue to play a crucial role in setting the market for training places - a fact it will hammer home to the government. Stephen Conway, managing director of ...

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TDA plan for new assurance scheme

Minister gives go-ahead for expansion of TAFE tuition assurance scheme The TDA scheme has been restricted to TAFE institutes, and is open to the 25 members of the Council of Private Higher Education. Chief executive Martin Riordan said TDA had ...

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That time of year

As one rating agency announces its reputation ratings another is handing out stars writes Annette Blackwell It’s ranking season again. Over the past few weeks Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) has published a spate of rankings, some of which rankled academics. Not ...

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