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Demand era arrives: enrolments up

The era of demand-driven education is upon us, and one thing is clear: no one is quite sure yet what the full impact will be. Universities are competing for more of the highest performing year-12 students in the country while ...

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Wollongong going places, says new VC

Paul Wellings is keen on expanding international education but is not a fan of wholly owned offshore campuses. From one regional university to another – new Wollongong vice-chancellor Paul Wellings finds himself on familiar ground in his new position, arriving ...

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Students avoid campus mental health help

Very few university students suffering depression are using on-campus counselling services, a study out of Victoria University has found. A survey of nearly 800 students by Professor Terence McCann found 21 per cent were psychologically distressed and 27 per cent ...

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First graduates from new medical school

It was with some pride that the University of Western Sydney celebrated its first group of graduates from its school of medicine, which opened in 2007. Ninety-two students – 86 Bachelors of Medicine and Bachelors of Surgery, two Bachelors of Medical ...

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Monash debaters argue their way to the top

We are used to seeing our sportspeople achieve overseas – every Olympics miles of newsprint is dedicated to the success of the Australian swimming team, who are usually weighed down by far more gold than much larger countries. But there’s ...

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Sector pays tribute to Carr’s work in innovation

The tertiary education sector has paid tribute to outgoing Innovation, Industry, Science and Research Minister Kim Carr, one of several ministers moved in the cabinet reshuffle. Carr will leave his current post as minister for innovation, industry, science and research ...

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Greenfield steps down as GO8 chair and VC

Professor Paul Greenfield will step down from his role as chair of the Group of Eight as well as his position as vice-chancellor of the University of Queensland. The Group of Eight announced the change early Friday evening, shortly after ...

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Sydney uni staff angry over job cuts

Staff angry at proposed job cuts at the University of Sydney began to dig in last week, with union members protesting outside a meeting of the university senate, and a group of senior academics firing off an open letter to ...

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The Blog Rankings -students recruit students

As anyone who has ever attended university knows, the difference between the world presented in the glossy publicity material and the one where you actually attend lectures can be stark. Students with older siblings or friends who have been to uni ...

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Sydney University confirms job losses

Staff at the University of Sydney have been warned to brace for budget cuts – including redundancies for “non-performing academics” – vice-chancellor Michael Spence has announced in a video statement. Despite a “good year on many fronts” the university needed ...

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