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Science awards worth $200,000

The Australian Academy of Science has opened applications for its 2013 round of awards, including career and early career researcher awards, travelling fellowships, research bursaries and conference support. More than $200,000 will be awarded in honorific awards recognising outstanding work ...

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Regional network goes online

The Regional Universities Network (RUN) launched its new website last week, the latest move from an organisation that only formed in October last year but which is rapidly gaining ground. The website will present both a united public face for ...

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Boost for online learning with $5 million trial

The federal government’s Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP), is being complemented by a $5.1 million trial involving high-speed connectivity available through the national broadband network (NBN), designed to enable new arrivals in widely dispersed locations to participate in virtual English ...

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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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