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QUT professor Australian University Teacher of the Year

Queensland University of Technology Professor Peter Corke has been honoured with the Australian University Teacher of the Year award for his instruction in robotics. The prestigious award acknowledges an Australian academic who has an exceptional record in student teaching, educational ...

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STEM graduates solve social problems

Staged in Canberra recently, the Battle of the Innovators competition saw Australia’s STEM graduates prove their worth in the form of solutions to the nation’s social problems. Hosted by the Department of Human Services, the event has been running for ...

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WSU to launch drone operations

Western Sydney University will become the first Sydney-based university to formalise its drone operations, when it launches its Drone Research and Teaching Unit (DRTU) next year. Led by Dr Sebastian Pfautsch, the unit will use drone technology both for teaching ...

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Students impress with big ideas

Australia’s university students have impressed the judges of The Big Idea competition, showcasing a plethora of unique business plans designed to tackle an area of disadvantage. The latest competition hosted by The Big Issue magazine invited students to develop solutions to ...

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Cyber factory to train future students

A new ‘cyber factory’ in Tonsley, South Australia, will be used to train Australia’s future students in automation, robotics and implementing new digital technologies. Flinders University will install the Tonsley Manufacturing Innovation Hub with the help of a $490,000 grant ...

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Project will elevate the status of VET

Australia’s National Apprentice Employment Network (NAEN) has welcomed a new initiative that will promote the range of careers available through VET. The Real Skills for Real Careers project was launched by the federal government today and will champion the benefits ...

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