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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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Male koalas get loud in mating season

Male koalas seeking sex get all shouty and spread out, partly to reduce competition from the other males. Bellowing seems to prevent fights between the males, as well as letting females know exactly who they are in the breeding season, ...

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Quality 101: students need a say

Students should play a major role in defining successful higher education outcomes. This word ‘quality’ is something I have often come across in daily life as the president of the Council of International Students Australia. I think this is one ...

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Digital divide creates social barriers for refugees

Refugee migrants living in regional areas face a digital divide that is creating a barrier to social inclusion within the wider Australian community, new research shows. The study, conducted by University of Southern Queensland researchers, explored the challenges refugee migrants ...

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High schoolers learn about future jobs in biofuels

Queensland’s top science students engaged in a week-long challenge to learn about the biofuels industry, in order to support jobs for the future. Sixteen students were selected to join the Queensland University of Technology’s Process Engineering Challenge at QUT’s Mackay Renewable ...

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Please be more specific

What exactly constitutes a scholarly article isn’t nearly as straightforward as it should be – and that’s a costly problem. By Ralf Buckley Every modern civilisation relies on its universities. And governments count visible products – graduates and publications – ...

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