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Global collaboration

Within the cool confines of the Australian National University’s supercomputer laboratory, biostatistician Keith Dear couldn’t be further removed from the simplistic and bitterly polarised climate change debate. But, while Australia’s politicians, vested interest groups, advocates and sceptics bang heads over ...

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Fraser’s framework for a knowledge economy

Imagine a farmer leaning on his pitch fork as the first steam train pulls into the local village a couple of hundred years ago. He probably hasn’t stopped work to contemplate the profoundly disruptive changes the industrial revolution is about ...

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Demise of the sage on the stage

Louise Williams asks whether universities will still matter in the future The way Bill Gates sees it, the university, as we know it, is an endangered species. “Five years from now – on the web for free – you’ll be ...

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