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Young eye for the old guy

High school students and aged-care residents will link up to learn about online safety. University of the Sunshine Coast researchers and campus-based organisation iDcare, which supports victims of identity crime, launched the program in an effort to reduce online identity ...

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Uni chiefs urge fresh research funding debate

Go8 vice-chancellors have combined to call for fresh debate on research funding in universities. The leaders warn that without adequate federal investment, institutions have few options to make up the shortfall. Each university chief penned thoughts on the topic in the group’s ...

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The gender equity lab

Researchers have again found insidious sexism in science careers; a new program will test whether linking change to funding has a positive effect. By James Wells A draft report into the scientific community reveals gender inequality is entrenched in Australian ...

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Multimillion-dollar gift for mental health research

Mental health researchers at Monash University will benefit from a new multimillion-dollar gift. Monash economics graduate and stockbroker David Winston Turner has donated $5.2 million – the largest philanthropic gift the university has received. The gift, to be distributed over ...

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NSW skills shortage explored by new study

The chronic skills shortage in regional New South Wales is the focus of a new research project led by Charles Sturt University. Professor Kishor Sharma, professor Edward Oczkowski and professor John Hicks from CSU’s faculty of business, together with Lani ...

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Family transport logistics under the microscope

Researchers are looking into ways of making the daily grind easier for families facing the logistical nightmare of ferrying children to and from childcare, schools and after-hours activities. University of Canberra assistant professor of urban and regional planning Hitomi Nakanishi is investigating ...

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‘Study drug’ use under the microscope

Queensland researchers are aiming to lift the lid on Australian university students’ use of so called ‘study drugs’ in an effort to provide a clearer local picture of an issue said to already be commonplace in the US. Led by University of ...

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