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BUDGET: Research cuts and uncertainty for higher education

Universities have expressed dismay at ongoing uncertainty over much-needed reforms to higher education and cuts to research programs following yesterday's announcement of the federal Budget. Universities Australia noted the “lack of progress through the Parliament of the Government’s Higher Education Research and Reform Amendment ...

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BUDGET: Cuts pay for research infrastructure

The federal government will pay for research infrastructure by taking $150 million from grants to other academic endeavours. Last year, the government gave the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy a year's extra funding, tying the $150 million price tag to ...

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Marketing triumphs from within

Most universities should focus on their own unique advantages for the best chance at enduring success with their brand. Recent legislative changes and the higher Australian dollar are making universities work harder than ever to attract students. To do this ...

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UniQuest partners with AstraZeneca on drug development

Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca has teamed up with the University of Queensland to collaborate on an “open innovation” program, supporting research that holds promise of new therapeutic drugs. Dr Dean Moss, chief executive officer of UniQuest – the university’s research commercialisation ...

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JCU leads new study in epilepsy treatment

James Cook University scientists are leading a drug trial which is attempting to find a better treatment for kids with a life threatening form of epilepsy. JCU’s Dr Jeremy Furyk is coordinating the work, alongside researchers at the Townsville, Gold ...

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