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Planning for the next natural disaster

A number of universities spread around the nation are collaborating to assist in the response to fires, floods, hurricanes and quakes. The Innovative Research Universities group has been set up because Australia’s sensitivity to climate change is combining with an ...

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Students mark unis for services

Universities will be asked to demonstrate they are taking on student input when it comes to the spending of funds collected under the new Student Services and Amenities bill passed recently by the Senate. The National Union of Students will ...

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The fix-it professor calls it a day

Nicholas Saunders had to make big cuts to save Newcastle University but seven years later it is on firm ground, writes Jennifer Bennett. When Professor Nicholas Saunders arrived at the University of Newcastle in 2004 as its vice-chancellor, it was ...

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School lifts doctor numbers

A hundred new doctors a year are expected to graduate from the University of Western Sydney’s new clinical medicine school, which has been opened by Prime Minister Julia Gillard. Based at Blacktown Hospital in Sydney’s west, it is hoped that ...

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New grants for UWA-UQ collaborations

Research on blood flukes, wound healing, and how gas changes into stars are among the projects being funded by the latest round of grants for collaborations between staff at the University of Western Australia and the University of Queensland. More ...

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We are what we speak

When only a handful of people speak a language, attracting attention can be difficult. The Endangered Languages Blog, run by Professor Jane Simpson, a linguistics lecturer at ANU, and several of her colleagues around the country attempts to address that. ...

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Dreaming on the stars

Australian Aboriginal Astronomy Blog, which highlights the thousands of years of sky gazing of the original inhabitants of this country England has Stonehenge and Peru has the Nazca Lines, strange standing stones and carvings that are all that are left ...

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States must concede on student transport: Evans

Minister tells Victoria and NSW to get act together on international student transport concessions. The ongoing refusal of Victoria and NSW to provide transport concessions to international students has become a “real sore that needs to be fixed”, Tertiary Education ...

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