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Eastern promise: The rise of alt, pan-Asian study

Singapore, Hong Kong and Beijing, while famed and well-funded, aren’t the only destinations for Asian international students. Sociologist Yasmin Ortiga of the National University of Singapore has highlighted that Vietnam, the Philippines and provincial Chinese cities are increasingly enticing university options for the ...

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UNSW and Go8 get lion’s share of ARC grants

The University of New South Wales has secured the largest share of funding from the latest round of the Australian Research Council grants. Education minister Simon Birmingham made the $9.2 funding announcement earlier this week, with UNSW to receive 43 ...

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Sliding into DMs: The academic and Twitter

Interesting to see how the findings from a Nature study mapped onto my previous research into academics’ use of social media https://t.co/BWKhJ6b6Kx — Deborah Lupton (@DALupton) January 29, 2018 Lupton’s Inception-like tweet of another academic’s tweet about social media is ...

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Researchers make progress on saving wombats

Genetics research led by the University of the Sunshine Coast may have found the origins of sarcoptic mange, a disease that threatens Australia’s wombat and koala populations. PhD student Tamieka Fraser, who is also enrolled at the University of Tasmania, ...

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The uneconomic case for fine arts departments

Think of a famous sculpture. Are you picturing Michelangelo’s David or Rodin’s The Thinker? Or perhaps you’re more of a modernist, and you’re imagining Jeff Koons’ Balloon Dog or Maman by Louise Bourgeois. For art students, however, Alex Martinis Roe’s To Become ...

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Why teens are less groggy: Deakin

Did you know that Australia now boasts one of the lowest teen drinking rates in the developed world? Prior to 1999, however, the opposite was true. A key reason for the radical, relatively abrupt shift? According to a Deakin University study ...

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