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Research tracks Galapagos Islands plant invasion

Research by an Australian academic revealing the extent to which non-native flora are taking over parts of the iconic Galapagos Islands could help local authorities combat the plant invasion. University of Western Australia PhD researcher Mandy Trueman spent four years ...

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Right place and time

Uni program improves job prospects with greater emphasis on practical classroom experience. Moving from the middle of a university lecture theatre to the front of the classroom is a big step for new teachers – and most graduates start their ...

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uImagine pursues adventures in e-learning

Charles Sturt University is set to launch an e-learning think tank. The project, called uImagine, will aim to draw together academic staff, educational designers and students to investigate and develop new teaching and learning modalities. Set at CSU’s Wagga Wagga campus, uImagine ...

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Turning drones into lifesavers

The fight to keep Australia’s beaches safer for swimmers is being ratcheted up by a pair of Wollongong-based researchers who have harnessed the power of drone technology to speed up the delivery of flotation aids to those in trouble. A ...

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Chubb: success STEMs from long-term strategy

Universities Australia has thrown its support behind calls from the government’s chief scientist for a long-term strategic approach to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. In a report released this week, Australia’s Chief Scientist professor Ian Chubb called for a ...

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Bilingual guides increase primary care access

Griffith University researchers have gained national recognition for a new program aimed at improving access to primary healthcare services for cultural minority groups in a southern Queensland community. The program, titled the Community Navigator Model (CNM), provides a range of ...

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Research into treating seniors at home

Too many seniors are being hospitalised unnecessarily due to a health system that has fallen behind the developing needs of Australia’s ageing population, a leading researcher says. Edith Cowan University’s head of medical sciences, professor Moira Sim, has warned that research ...

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Experiments in STEM engagement

A new program being carried out by Deakin University will take a fresh look at the university curriculum and how it prepares education students to teach science in an engaging way. The initiative comes in response to a continuing decline ...

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Childcare, emotional security linked

Regulation of emotions may not be a concept generally associated with young children but new research has suggested that those receiving quality early childcare may be quicker to develop emotional and behavioural maturity. Researchers at the University of Adelaide examined data ...

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Sterile fruit flies one step closer

Queensland fruit flies’ annual destruction of crops is one step closer to being significantly reduced thanks to a research project led by the University of Western Sydney. Having successfully identified the point at which developing fruit flies – pests that plague the ...

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