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Big data needs big solutions

Universities are pushing IT companies to come up with answers to their problem of storing massive amounts of digital information.  Corporate Australia is just starting to grapple with the concept of “big data”. It’s one area where the universities are ...

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University teaching needs executive commitment

Senior executives in universities ought to allocate resources for the improvement and enhancement of teaching and learning as part of the planning and budget cycle. This is one of the approaches needed to overcome significant challenges faced by university leaderships in ...

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ANU professor wrong on Burma drugs, says UN

A United Nations representative has dismissed a claim by ANU professor Des Ball that a major factor in the growth of opium cultivation in Burma has been ceasefire deals struck between the military government and armed ethnic groups. The regional ...

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ERA committees announced

The Australian Research Council chief executive Professor Margaret Sheil said she was delighted with the response to the call for nominations for the 2012 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) evaluations.  Sheil said the 147 selected were experts in their ...

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Education in the digital blender

The digital age will help everyone learn more, everywhere writes Jennifer Bennett. Online and blended learning offer the opportunity to attend university to more people than ever before, while upending notions of what a university actually is.  Two of Australia’s ...

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Perth TAFE’s YouTube video worth a million

It’s not for the faint-hearted, but there’s definitely a reason why a video advertising Perth’s Central Institute of Technology has almost two million views on YouTube. Yes – almost two million. 1,916,460 to be exact, as of the afternoon of March ...

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