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Two Aussie cities in students’ top ten

Redeeming themselves after last year’s fall, Melbourne and Sydney have placed 3rd and 9th respectively in the QS Best Student Cities Ranking. Last year, global higher education analysts QS Quacquarelli Symonds placed Melbourne 5th and Sydney 13th. Beating Melbourne were London (for the ...

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USYD students enter US startup scene

University of Sydney business students are set to rub shoulders and minds with some of the world’s most innovative thinkers. In July, a group will venture to America to immerse themselves in its startup culture. Designed in collaboration with global ...

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Stressed out students voice their gripes

A year ago, a National Union of Students/Headspace survey of 2,600 university students revealed some troubling insights. A majority (66 per cent) reported high psychological distress over the past year, while 70 per cent rated their mental health ‘poor’ or ‘fair’. Now, the sources of their ...

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Curtin University: tropical edition

Mauritius is known for many things; education generally not among them. Yet the Indian Ocean island paradise is fast becoming a knowledge hub. With the opening of a Curtin University campus in Moka, south-east of the capital Port Louis, this reputation is ...

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Regional unis bring dough to others

Australia’s third oldest tertiary institution brings more than education to its communities, a new report finds. An economic impact study provides that Federation University contributes over $230 million in real GDP to its rural Victorian bases. Conducted by the Nous Group together ...

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