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VOCEDplus bridges the gap

Vocational research centre launches free international research database Australia does not need an education sector taken from old notions of powers and elites but one that relates to new and emerging ways of thinking about knowledge creation and industry, Stephen ...

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Possum skin link to Macquarie's history

Law graduate swaps academic robe for traditional indigenous attire at graduation In his graduation ceremony at Macquarie University Lachlan McDaniel swapped his western academic uniform for a possum skin cloak. In doing so he became one of Australia's first indigenous ...

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Tertiary mission learns a lesson in Florida

US community colleges offering degrees are required to demonstrate how the new degrees will support skill shortages being experienced in the community. The rapid growth of four-year degrees in community colleges across the US following recent legislative changes was a ...

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What it takes to re-brand a university

When BrandMatters began working with CSU in 2009, it was considered a model regional university in the Dawkins mould writes Paul Nelson.ctives, BrandMatters took a careful approach. A successful branding project would have to proceed in bite-sized chunks, that internal ...

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CDU appoints Katherine education leader

A leading trades and industry administrator has been appointed as regional education leader of Charles Darwin University’s Katherine operations. Jillian Kennedy, who takes up the position in the middle of this month, will oversee the activities and functioning of the ...

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WA Judge

An internationally-recognised lawyer and academic has been appointed a judge in the West Australian Supreme Court. Professor James Edelman will take on the role following the retirement of Justice Peter Blaxell. Edelman will take up the position on July 25. ...

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Virology expert joins Griffith Institute

Griffith University’s Institute for Glycomics has welcomed the appointment of Professor Suresh Mahalingam to its team of scientists working on the fight against viral infection. Mahalingam, an expert in virology and group leader of the emerging viruses and inflammation research group ...

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UTS appoints builder for Gehry icon

The University of Technology, Sydney has appointed a builder to provide pre-construction services for world-renowned architect Frank Gehry’s first Australian building – a $150 million business school at the university’s city campus. The plan for the Dr Chau Chak Wing ...

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Funders commit to changing research assessment

Australia’s leading research funders, the Australian Research Council (ARC) and the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), have agreed to changes in how they assess research publications in the grant applications of those with interrupted careers. These were two ...

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