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University subject rankings: Who’s on top?

Australia’s rankings darling, the University of Melbourne, has dominated a series of subject ladders released by Times Higher Education. It was the nation’s best performer in seven of the eleven World University Rankings by subject. UniMelb’s best results were in ...

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DNA sleuths targeting ivory poachers

An Australian scientist has helped pioneer a new technique he says is a great leap forward in the international effort to thwart ivory poachers. Professor Adrian Linacre from Flinders University is part of a team developing forensic DNA technology to ...

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Academic leadership for a time of change

The higher education sector is going through significant changes. Universities are facing financial losses and shifts in their teaching and research funding. The changes are so significant that some in the sector suggest that the purpose of higher education needs ...

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Go8 dominates US global uni ranking

The Group of Eight (Go8) has made a clean sweep of the top Australian spots in the latest global university ranking. The 2021 Best Global Universities by U.S. News & World Report ranks nearly 1,500 top institutions across 86 countries ...

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Strictly speaking | Furlough

Lexicographers and linguists like to make graphs to show how the usage of words ebbs and flows. It’s a trivial comparison to make, but some of these charts showing recent trends have similarities to the graphics we’ve been seeing of ...

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