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Trump’s tweets decoded to reveal his persona

Nothing currently drives the international news and the US policy agenda more than Donald Trump’s prolific, often controversial tweets. So, it makes sense that a team of international researchers, led by QUT, would examine them to determine his personality. By analysing his ...

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Education leader praises Asia’s VET sector

In the 1990s, Peter Noonan says, our VET sector was the envy of the rest of the Asia-Pacific. Now, the professor of tertiary education policy at Victoria University’s Mitchell Institute thinks it might be the other way round. At a recent Hong Kong-based ...

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Skilled migrants not poaching local jobs: ACER

Everyone has probably heard something akin to the following from a taxi/Uber driver: ‘I worked as an engineer in India and now, here in Australia, the only job I can get is as a driver.’ A newly-released ACER research briefing ...

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UTS to fight fake news with new research centre

UTS hired a suitably zeitgeisty ‘thinkfluencer’ to launch its Centre for Media Transition: Jeff Jarvis, a podcast host with a parody Twitter account. Though he is many other things, too: not least, the director of the Tow-Knight Centre for Entrepreneurial ...

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A ‘sky university’ update, one year on

Learning in the clouds isn’t as fantastical as it sounds. Passengers on Virgin Australia flights have been doing courses for just over a year via Open2Study. Now, 50,000 enrolments later, Open Universities Australia’s free online course provider has taken stock of students’ ...

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Journals prey on Star Wars paper

Do or do not. There is no try. Neuroskeptic did, and the results were just as bemusing as Yoda’s famous line. The blogger for Discovery Magazine and the PLOS Neuroscience Community submitted a Star Wars-themed paper to nine journals known ...

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