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The case against changing university loans: CAPA

Plans to introduce a lower repayment threshold for student loans are unscrupulous and will reduce the number of skilled graduates, the Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations (CAPA) says. CAPA this week released a statement requesting the senate reject the proposal ...

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OUA goes digital with student chatbot

Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with LivePerson to roll out an Australian-first chatbot that communicates with students via mobile. Operation manager Lyndon Summers said the chatbot was introduced to make better use of technology and improve service access and convenience ...

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USC creates augmented reality art galleries

A collaboration between the University of the Sunshine Coast and a local artist has resulted in a mobile app that could change the art gallery scene. Information and communication technology lecturer Dr Mark Utting worked with student Michael Lin Liu ...

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Flinders University program halves school bullying

An anti-bullying program developed by Flinders University has successfully halved the number of incidents at Adelaide's Brighton Secondary School. Independent evaluations conducted in Greece, Malta and Japan show the program is already achieving similar results around the world. The PEACE ...

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UNSW and Go8 get lion’s share of ARC grants

The University of New South Wales has secured the largest share of funding from the latest round of the Australian Research Council grants. Education minister Simon Birmingham made the $9.2 funding announcement earlier this week, with UNSW to receive 43 ...

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NSW Universities chosen to tackle cyber challenges

Seven Australian universities have been selected to lead a cyber security network announced by the NSW Government on Friday. The $2 million project will see the University of Newcastle, UNSW Sydney, Macquarie University, the University of Wollongong, the University of Technology ...

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NAEN backs calls for VET review

New reports suggest the VET sector may be reviewed and overhauled within the next 12 months. Recommendations to review the sector were published as part of Innovation and Science Australia’s latest report: Australia 2030: Prosperity Through Innovation. The report has ...

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Apprenticeship mentoring program funded

The National Apprentice Employment Network (NAEN) has this week welcomed $60 million worth of funding for a new mentoring and support program for apprentices. Assistant minister for vocational education and skills Karen Andrews, announced the Industry Specialist Mentoring for Australian ...

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