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USYD finds much spin in science studies

While Hurricane Irma tears through Florida, a different kind of spin has been identified in Sydney, and presented at the International Congress on Peer Review and Scientific Publication in Chicago. Researchers from USYD have found that over a quarter of biomedical ...

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UniSA now on-demand

The notion of ‘on-demand’ has become prevalent in our everyday lives. We binge-watch TV, listen to podcasts, and will soon even be able to ride buses whenever and wherever we want. Naturally, on-demand study is part of this burgeoning trend, and ...

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USYD reinvents the internship, for better or worse

This year’s Australian Financial Review Higher Education Summit, held at USYD, did not solely focus on education. Crucially, careers also got a look-in, as graduate jobs likely remain hard to come by. USYD’s vice-chancellor Dr Michael Spence AC directly tackled this ...

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Good Universities Guide results: explained

People looking to commence university studies next year would do well to check out the Good Universities Guide 2018, released yesterday. We’ve already laid out the main stats. But, to better understand the big data picture, we spoke to Ross White, head of ...

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UON latest uni to offend China

A UON business lecturer has inadvertently raised China’s ire after suggesting Taiwan and Hong Kong are separate countries. The lecturer showed a report by anti-corruption NGO Transparency International that included this information, and was thereafter confronted and secretly recorded by a group of ...

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Good Universities Guide 2018 delivers variegated results

The most in-demand university isn’t necessarily the best for students, this year’s Good Universities Guide has revealed. While UniMelb tops prospective students’ lists, Bond placed first for ‘overall student experience’. The results from the Good Education Group’s flagship publication were mostly mixed, ...

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