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The changing face of the TAFE library

TAFE libraries face most of the challenges university libraries face, and then some. Fortunately, new technologies can play a big part in meeting these challenges. Jeremy Gilling reports. Helene Brown, manager of library resource management services for TAFE NSW, says ...

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The lighter side of the dismal science

Economists are finding new, unusual and often weighty fields in which to ply their trade, writes Jeremy Gilling. Economics is emerging from its ghetto as the dismal science to apply its methods in all sorts of quirky, surprising ways to ...

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The business of specialisation

In a sign of confidence in the enduring health of the international student market, private higher education provider the International College of Management, Sydney this month introduced seven new degrees. With a ratio of 55 per cent domestic students to ...

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Attachment leads to success

An economist finds strong positive link between indigenous cultural attachment and educational achievement, writes Jeremy Gilling. Dr Michael Dockery, a research fellow with Curtin University’s Centre for Labour Market Research, says some anthropologists are likely to be “aghast” that an ...

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Average appeal

Do C grade students make the best CEOs, asks Robert Wood. I first saw the quote “C students make the best CEOs” on the t-shirt of a Kellogg MBA student during the recruiting period while I was a visiting professor. ...

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Internationalisation of Australian science

Australia needs to work toward greater integration into the global science effort, writes Kurt Lambeck. The importance of Australia being integrated into international science is obvious to most of us who have worked in science. Without our overseas experience, without ...

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Pure gold: journey to the Olympics

Getting high achievers to the Olympics is never easy and increasingly science is the key to getting athletes onto the podium. Now Australian science faculties are helping young thinkers perform in their own Olympics – the International Science Olympiads. This ...

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The future of the humanities

Practice-led research is changing how we approach humanities research. Now we need to consider what this might mean for ways in which the humanities evolve in universities, says Graeme Harper. Universities in Australia and Britain discuss it regularly, though the ...

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