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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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Work underway on UTS 15-minute COVID test

Australian researchers say their coronavirus test, which can deliver a positive result in under 15 minutes, is set to be manufactured in Western Australia. Scientists at the University of Technology Sydney used novel optical technology to design a highly sensitive ...

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On the move | October

NEWFOUND FAME Two US experts are joining Flinders University to work on microbial metagenomics – the analysis of DNA sequences of microbes derived directly from environmental samples. Professor Robert Edwards, a computer science and biology expert, and marine biologist Professor ...

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The future of university teaching: opinion

The COVID-19 pandemic led to higher education being moved en masse to remote and online learning in a compressed timeline. Limited returns to on-campus learning are evident depending on disease outbreak levels and health advice in local areas, but the ...

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Budget 2020-21: the sector reacts

The injection of an additional $1 billion for university research was the big-ticket item for higher education in last night’s Federal Budget. Announcing the education measures in the 2020-21 Budget, Minister for Education Dan Tehan said education would be critical ...

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