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Melbourne’s tragedy given meaning with colour: Deakin

In typical Melbourne fashion, street art has brought academics, the public and politicians together. Bollards, stumpy posts that prevent traffic from entering an area, have been affectionately renamed ‘bollarts’, following their zhuzhing-up by passers by. According to Deakin University urban design researchers, this ...

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Swinburne PhD brands Timor-Leste

“Selling for good” is not a phrase you often hear in the marketing world, but that’s what Sara Currie is doing. The Swinburne alum is using her PhD to put Timor-Leste on the tourist map. A chance encounter with former Timorese president ...

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Report contemplates future of sex robots

Frigid Farrah is a sex robot with a personality. She is, as her name suggests, sexually coy. Advances made on her likely won’t be “appreciated”, say her creators, True Companion. But what are the ethics associated with this situation? Should the fact ...

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Battle of the brands: which uni has the best marketing?

Campus Review news editor Patrick Avenell was dismayed to see his local bus displaying an advertisement for his alma mater, Australian National University, the top-ranked university in Australia. He thought the ad, and its placement on a humble people-carrier, cheapened the university’s ...

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USYD alumni help young women launch their careers

You probably wouldn’t follow your careers advisor on Snapchat, but you might friend ENID Network. Sydney University graduates Nina Khoury (commerce and law) and Adriana Stefanatos (commerce) created the network: an all-female careers advice and networking platform for high school ...

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The reform school of thought

“I went to university and I hated it.” That phrase sums up the no-holds-barred approach of Dr Catherine Ball when she spoke at the Times Higher Education Young Universities Summit at Queensland University of Technology last week. Ball is chief ...

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Defying ATARs and reaching for the stars

January is a quiet and relaxing time for students transitioning from the hectic nerves of high schools’ final days to the exciting dawn of a new academic experience at university. As each sunny day passes, however, anxious anticipation starts taking ...

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Have architecture, will travel from USYD to Venice

“A very talented group of students has spent the past four months developing their designs and fabricating architectural models that reflect, both philosophically and materially, on the political, social and environmental role of architecture.” That’s the message from professor Michael ...

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