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What counts in an MBA

Find out which elements matter most to employers when evaluating applicants. By Antonia Maiolo. Despite critics who have questioned the relevance and value of an MBA in recent years, the number of people pursuing the qualification continues to rise. About ...

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Q & A with Andrew Chan

FedUni deputy dean for engineering and IT, Andrew Chan, talks about the many benefits of studying engineering, as well as crucial issues facing the industry today. By Antonia Maiolo. What areas of engineering are in demand? From an Australian perspective, ...

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Building bridges, tearing down walls

Civil engineer says more women should get involved in the field. By Antonia Maiolo. Hervey Bay woman Laura Taborda has proven that engineering is no longer a man’s job, and is encouraging more females to consider a career in the ...

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Assigned for the times

The world’s healthcare needs change pretty quickly. Nursing schools must adapt to help their students keep up. By Dallas Bastian. Preparing current and future nursing professionals for work in a rapidly changing sector means paying attention to shifting industry needs ...

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Nursing still seen as women’s work

Universities and healthcare industry battle stereotypes in efforts to recruit men. By Antonia Maiolo. Gender stereotyping is a key deterrent keeping males from choosing to study nursing, researchers say. Edith Cowan University clinical and international nursing co-ordinator Tania Beament says ...

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10 steps to support doctoral candidates better

A veteran facilitator of doctoral education offers her top 10 tips for better PhD supervision. By Tara Brabazon. The quality of doctoral theses is a pressure point in higher education. Cue nostalgic soundtrack. Doctorates are not what they used to ...

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A plea for human geography

Peter Curson is the emeritus professor of human geography at Macquarie University and professor of population and security at the University of Sydney. We spoke to him about why he believes his discipline is more relevant and useful than ever. ...

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The case for HASS

As universities cut their budgets for the humanities, professors in the field are studying the value of these fields of study. By Antonia Maiolo. Continued reductions in funding could harm the future of humanities, arts and social science disciplines, a ...

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The Cinderella of nursing care

The number of Australians with mental health problems is enormous, but as a specialty area of nursing it has tended to be neglected – a situation that universities are being urged to address in their training of nursing students. By ...

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The early word

A new study finds a connection between long-term success and researchers who publish often while their careers are still young. A new study suggests that early publication success is crucial for aspiring young scientists and that one way to determine ...

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