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Feed the world

While the challenges facing the agriculture industry are not unique, they deserve special attention. Jeremy Gilling reports.   The problems confronting agriculture as a discipline and a vocation are familiar to other professional areas. The workforce is ageing – the ...

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Doctoral education put through the policy wringer

Pressures on doctoral programs from economic and public policy directions have seen substantial changes in recent years, for both better and worse. Jeremy Gilling reports.   A contradiction is emerging between new research imperatives that drive an innovative economy and ...

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Think big: it’s the business

Corporate Australia has caught on to the fact that philosophy graduates bring critical thinking to thorny ethical and analytical problems. Jeremy Gilling reports.   Whether postmodernism, cultural criticism and other relativist dogmas are to blame for the demise of the ...

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Collaboration: 4700 years in coming

Collaboration between doctors, nurses and allied health professionals is very much on the national agenda, but there’s a long way to go before it’s accepted as the norm. Jeremy Gilling reports. Imhotep, the first physician known today by name, lived ...

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Canada takes internationalisation lead

When innovation minister Kim Carr announced earlier this year that Australian Research Council grants would be progressively opened to international applicants, starting with the Future Fellowships grants for mid-career researchers, he noted that Australia is only doing “what our competitor ...

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Many ways to skin the IT cat

Universities have responded to falling IT enrolments in a range of innovative ways, reports Jeremy Gilling. Among those who are cautiously optimistic that Australian universities are starting to witness an upswing in ICT enrolments are Michael Blumenstein and Paul Bailes. ...

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JASON: an online odyssey

First there was the hero from Greek mythology who with his crew of Argonauts went in quest of the Golden Fleece. Then, for those old enough to remember, there was the hugely popular ABC Radio children’s program, Jason and the ...

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Scholarship makes medicine a reality

A young indigenous student who “never thought for a minute that I would be able to study medicine” has won the 2008 Australian Medical Association Indigenous People’s Medical Scholarship to study medicine at UWA. Gemma Johnston, 21, will receive $9000 ...

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