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Professor warns against loss of long-term research

Diverting academics away from long-term research projects will create a gap in the innovation system, one expert has argued. Michael Biercuk, associate professor in the school of physics at the University of Sydney, said the government’s proposal to divert funding ...

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Philanthropic funding Part 3: strategies

In an extended interview, the University of Sydney’s fundraising expert offers advice on the best ways for universities to attract charitable donations. Rosalind Ogilvy, director of Development and Alumni Relations from the University of Sydney, said universities need to consider what ...

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Report finds child-on-child abuse larger risk

Children sexually abusing other children in care has become a greater concern than adults inflicting the abuse, a report has found. A Royal Commission report from the Parenting Research Centre and the University of Melbourne states that efforts to prevent ...

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Crossley reacts to research cuts

Dean of Science at UNSW Merlin Crossley has joined other leading experts concerned over reduced funding to research. "Across the world, Singapore, China, and even the European countries are maintaining or increasing funding to science, and have a strategy to ...

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Robot teachers in disguise

  A robot that children can teach to write has landed a Queensland University of Technology graduate a top international artificial intelligence industry award. Deanna Hood has been developing the capacity of a programmable humanoid robot to learn to write ...

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Science dean warns cuts will send best overseas

A continued reduction in research dollars will force our best and brightest researchers overseas, a leading science academic warns. Professor Bruce Milthorpe, dean of science at the University of Technology, Sydney, said the cuts to research funding would reduce the ...

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