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Systemic racism blemishes sector says Larkin

White centrism means Australia’s tertiary education system is failing to capitalise on the work of indigenous staff and is missing out on much of what they have to offer, Professor Steve Larkin told a conference in Sydney. Larkin, pro vice-chancellor ...

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Sydney Uni to go ahead with job cuts

Staff at the University of Sydney are anxiously awaiting letters dictating their futures at the institution, after management announced its intentions to go ahead with job cuts on Friday evening. The university released its Formal Change Proposal late on Friday ...

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Blog Rankings – online and out there first

If you are an academic in a fast moving field such as communications or media, there’s no substitute for publishing your work online, says Dr Axel Bruns, an associate professor at Queensland University of Technology’s Creative Industries Faculty.  Bruns has ...

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Curtin defends rural medicine stance

Curtin University has rejected suggestions that its planned medical school will increase pressure on clinical placements and fail to deliver more rural and regional doctors. Professor Jill Downie, pro-vice chancellor of health sciences at Curtin, said that claims by the Australian ...

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Melbourne lifestyle wins but at a price

It might be one of the best cities in the world to be a student, according to international rankings by Quacquarelli Symonds, but Melbourne is not all it’s cracked up to be say some residents. Melbourne was beaten only by Paris, ...

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Some complementary medicine OK: Dwyer

There is room in Australian universities for the study of complementary medicine, the co-founder of a science lobby group says. Dr John Dwyer, an emeritus professor at the University of NSW, said the Friends of Science in Medicine (FSM) considered ...

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Uni warned on overseas student numbers

The University of Sydney is over-reliant on international students in some faculties, to the point where a sudden drop in numbers would pose a significant risk, an audit by the new quality standards body has found.  But a spokesman for ...

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US Navy sweet on our biofuel

Australian researchers have drawn the attention of foreign governments and big investors.  The importance of energy reserves to Australia and its allies has been highlighted by a visit to our shores by the US Navy’s director for operational energy, Chris ...

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