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Medical training shortage ‘predictable’

A “backsides on seats” mentality and poor government policy are to blame for a looming shortage of clinical placements for medical graduates, says the Australian Doctors’ Fund (ADF), a company that advocates for patients and doctors. ADF executive director Stephen ...

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UQ to meet coal seam gas opponents

Bowing to pressure from staff and students, the University of Queensland will hold an information session on a controversial new coal seam gas (CSG) research centre later this month. As reported in Campus Review online last week, funding links between the ...

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Protests over UQ coal seam gas research links

Funding links between the burgeoning coal seam gas (CSG) industry and the University of Queensland have sparked protests and demands on campus that the university guard its research independence. University staff, the National Union of Students, and a coalition of ...

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Australian science output strong: Nature

Australia consolidated its position as the third most productive country for high-quality primary research in the rapidly developing Asia-Pacific region, according to the Nature Publishing Index 2011 Asia-Pacific. Australia is a top performer when it comes to science output per capita ...

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IP law opens up patents for research

Changes to Australian intellectual property laws will help clear up legal ambiguities for researchers working in areas involving already patented discoveries, says the National Health and Medical Research Council. The Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Bill 2012 was ...

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Breakthrough in Alzheimer’s study

 Research on Alzheimer’s disease by three Future Fellows at the University of Wollongong may lead to new avenues to prevent or treat the debilitating condition. The three researchers have joined forces with other scientists to discover a new function for a ...

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HECS black hole reaches $500m

Australian university graduates who move overseas have deprived the nation of about $500 million in unpaid HECS dues since the scheme began in 1989, new research estimates. The study by Dr Tim Higgins and HECS architect Professor Bruce Chapman, both ...

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Permanent job hope draws Aus researchers to UK scheme

There is strong interest from Australian researchers in UK fellowships which come with a virtual guarantee of a permanent academic position.  The University of Birmingham received nearly 1,400 applications from around the world when it advertised 50 Research Fellowships with ...

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Science awards worth $200,000

The Australian Academy of Science has opened applications for its 2013 round of awards, including career and early career researcher awards, travelling fellowships, research bursaries and conference support. More than $200,000 will be awarded in honorific awards recognising outstanding work ...

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Regional network goes online

The Regional Universities Network (RUN) launched its new website last week, the latest move from an organisation that only formed in October last year but which is rapidly gaining ground. The website will present both a united public face for ...

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