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The other kind of sexual harassment on campus

On-campus sexual assault and harassment was one of the biggest news stories of the year. Yet only students were the focus of the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC)’s inquiry and report on this subject. This doesn’t mean university staff are immune to this phenomenon. Indeed, the Weinstein scandal has shifted ...

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Most employable grads ranked, again, if that even matters

China may be academically rising, but its the US that produces the most employable university graduates. That is, according to the seventh annual Times Higher Education (THE) Global University Employability Ranking. Caltech was employers’ top university pick for the second consecutive year, followed ...

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Student seepage worrisome: government

“People are making complicated – and sometimes deeply personal – decisions to withdraw from study when life gets in the way. We shouldn’t pressure students to stay enrolled if they need to care for a dying parent, for instance, and ...

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Uni and tech titan team up

It’s all ‘appening at RMIT. Apple has joined with the Melbourne-based university to deliver beginner courses in app development. It is titled iOS App Development with Swift; swift being an Apple coding language. An online program will commence on 20 November, while ...

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ABS reveals better-educated gender

The education gap between men and women continues to widen, new ABS statistics have confirmed. The bureau’s May 2017 Survey of Education and Work found women are out-learning men at higher rates than ever. In terms of degree attainment, 35 per ...

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