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Uni VR program helps troops

Australian troops will receive virtual reality (VR) resilience training before deployment provided by the University of Newcastle. The project was made possible after Minister for Defence Christopher Pyne announced $2.2 million for Associate Professors Rohan Walker and Eugene Nalivaiko to ...

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Professor awarded Prime Minister’s Prize

A La Trobe University professor has been honoured as the first woman to receive the Prime Minister's Prize for science. Geneticist and professor Jenny Graves was presented with the coveted science prize during a dinner with the prime minister at ...

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Higher education reforms fail in the senate

The federal government's proposed higher education reforms have hit a wall and failed in the senate, after the Nick Xenophon Team (NXT) rejected the key elements of the controversial package yesterday. The three-senator and one MP team has effectively ruled out ...

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Australia to get Harvard sustainability program

An internationally renowned sustainability program from Harvard will be offered in Australia at Griffith University. The Executive Education in Sustainability Leadership Program (EESLP) will be available in Australia from March next year, and aims to help executives from across all sectors ...

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Partnership with Indonesia the way of the future

Universities are increasingly looking to Indonesia for research partnerships and international study opportunities, experts say. The Australian International Education Conference, held in Hobart last week, saw professionals gather to discuss the state of the education industry, with a focus on ...

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Autism study helps kids socialise

In a new initiative by Curtin University, young people will help create and then take part in new social groups to foster connections between those with autism. Dr Marita Falkmer from Curtin's Autism Research Group said teens still had a ...

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Is the education sector changing with the times?

As the workforce continues to evolve, the vice-chancellors of some of Australia's best universities have met to discuss the shift in industry expectations for graduates. The Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) yesterday hosted the 2017 NSW Vice-Chancellors Panel ...

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New program will take focus away from ATAR results

Students in western Sydney will soon be able to access university degrees without relying on their Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) to grant them entry. Western Sydney University yesterday announced the introduction of its 'HSC True Reward' early entry program ...

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