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Research into growth of teaching nursing homes

Just as a round of government funding gets underway, new research looks at the growth of teaching nursing homes in Australia. The majority of the teaching nursing homes currently operating in Australia are in metropolitan areas, are large in size ...

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Humanities miss out in CRC grants

The hard sciences have once again been the big beneficiaries from the latest round of new funding for Australian Co-operative Research Centres (CRCs). Just a fortnight after the intensive second round interviews, the Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, Senator ...

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‘Txting’ is bad for literacy levels, sez who?

Evidence suggesting texting is damaging to children’s literacy levels is inconclusive say education students Daniel Milne and Niki Preston. The causal relationship between communication technology – primarily text messaging – and declining literacy rates has been the topic of much ...

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MP attacks UNSW over Barach dismissal

The following is the statement by Dr John Kaye MP to the Parliament of NSW:   In June 2009 University of NSW senior management closed ranks around vice-chancellor Fred Hilmer and dismissed world-leading safety science expert Dr Paul Barach on ...

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The Blog Rankings -students recruit students

As anyone who has ever attended university knows, the difference between the world presented in the glossy publicity material and the one where you actually attend lectures can be stark. Students with older siblings or friends who have been to uni ...

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Technology spending set to rise

Increasingly tight budgets mean that spending on technology will be constrained in the education sector over the next 12 months according to leading IT analyst Gartner. But from 2013-2015 the organisation expects a significant uptick, particularly spending on telecommunications and ...

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Call for policy change on low-SES students

The ways in which students from low socio-economic status are thought, and talked, about in Australian higher education bear examination. There are deficit conceptions of students from low SES backgrounds and deficit conceptions of the institutions in which they study. ...

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Free to think, or is it free-thinking

University autonomy is ranked across 26 European countries in a major new report from the European University Association (EUA).  In addition to an in-depth analysis of the current state of institutional autonomy in Europe, the study includes four scorecards that ...

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