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Young scientists bemoan post-doc treadmill

The age structure of the science academic workforce is in better shape than the academic workforce as a whole, but new research reveals a lot of young scientists seem disinterested in pursuing an academic career. A paper in the journal ...

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Young scientists bemoan post-doc treadmill

Post-doctoral scientists are opting out of academia The age structure of the science academic workforce is in better shape than the academic workforce as a whole, but new research reveals a lot of young scientists seem uninterested in pursuing an ...

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VET funding outlook bleak

Two senior VET figures, including a member of the Bradley review panel, have expressed concern about the outlook for the recurrent funding of Australia’s VET sector. VET institutions that also offer higher education qualifications will have an advantage over their ...

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Understanding the standards of student achievement

While Australian universities already have good quality assurance measures in place, more needs to be done to ensure adequate assessment of student achievement and graduate outcomes, a seminar in Melbourne heard last week. Professor Alan Robson, vice-chancellor of the University ...

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