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An Academy Awards-style voting system could help reduce grant application writing time without compromising the fairness of research fund distribution, a group of academics says. A recently launched pilot research project, by Queensland University of Technology and the University of Melbourne, is ...

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Swinburne reappoints Kristjanson for five years

Swinburne University of Technology has reappointed professor Linda Kristjanson vice-chancellor for five years, chancellor Graham Goldsmith announced. Speaking exclusively to Campus Review, Kristjanson said she was delighted to be able to lead Swinburne University for the next phase of its trajectory. “I’m confident that we have positioned ...

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Four health research centres world leaders

Four Australian health centres rank amongst the world’s best at using medical research to improve patient care, following assessment by an international panel of experts. The minister for health, Sussan Ley, yesterday announced all four as the first ever National ...

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Hipster beards as evolutionary trend

The popularity of Ned Kelly beards, and tattoos, within the hipster community may simply be down to the evolution of primates towards ornamental and even aggressive displays of flamboyance, a University of Western Australia researcher reports. A paper by Dr Cyril Grueter, ...

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Outdoors is optimal for learning, new research finds

Learning outside the classroom has the educational and emotional benefits conducive for optimal learning, new La Trobe research shows. Professor Margaret Robertson, lead editor of the new book Experiencing the Outdoors: Enhancing Strategies for Wellbeing, said the findings showed students ...

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NHMRC to demand gender policy for funding

Universities seeking National Health and Medical Research Council grant funding will now need to provide evidence that they have adequate gender equity staffing policies in place. Under the new measure, announced in late March, research institutions will have until the ...

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ATEM’s Weller reflects on a dynamic six years

In an exclusive interview, education editor Antonia Maiolo spoke with Dr Stephen Weller, who will step down as president of the Association for Tertiary Education Management in May. Maiolo asked Weller to describe some of the biggest changes he’s seen in the ...

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