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ARC announces new chief executive

Professor Sue Thomas, University of New England provost and deputy vice-chancellor, is to be the next chief executive of the Australian Research Council (ARC). The announcement was made by federal education minister Simon Birmingham. “Professor Thomas is an experienced university ...

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Scientists lack consensus on the March for Science

In 2017, vaccines are falsely linked to autism; homeopaths make millions of dollars from snake-oil treatments they claim can cure cancer; and Scott Pruitt, a climate change denier, heads the US Environmental Protection Agency. These facts paint a dystopian picture ...

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Unlikely pairing produces results at RMIT

Abena Dove isn’t your typical troublesome university student union president. As president of the RMIT University Student Union (RUSU), she describes her professional relationship with her vice-chancellor, professor Martin Bean, as “incredible”. “When I say it to a room of ...

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