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Student union measures deregulation

The second Education Quality Survey run by the National Union of Students will track the impact of deregulation on Australia’s undergraduates. The survey, which was run for the first time in 2010, is to be conducted biennially across all university ...

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Choosing where the VET billions go

It was fortuitous that while COAG was meeting to sign off on a new tranche of reforms for the tertiary sector, the Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association conference in Canberra was addressing issues around the value and voice ...

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UQ defends coal seam gas centre

The head of a new research centre says the University of Queensland is not prepared to stand by and just watch as a new energy source is developed. Susan Woodward reports. Global energy demands are skyrocketing and the University of ...

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Financial stress fuels regional deferrals

More than a quarter of Victorian students who defer from university don't return to study, new research says.  And of the rural and regional students who defer, 55 per cent blame financial barriers as a reason why they are not continuing with educationor ...

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Even Nobel Laureates get their papers rejected

Senior researchers from around the country will help  junior colleagues at regional universities get a grip on  research, as part of a year-long early career program. The Regional Universities Network (RUN), which is running the program, says it is the ...

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A clear exchange of ideas

What can happen to learning if educational pedagogy ever catches up with technology. A high-definition video communications system for Australia’s universities and research institutions has been unveiled by AARNet and Cisco, and already has a series of converts with Swinburne, Victoria, ...

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Climate change research a world first

Cutting-edge research facilities that can simulate the carbon-laden atmosphere of the future and study its impact on native bushland have been opened at the University of Western Sydney. The Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment at Richmond will house up to ...

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US award for Australian online learning site

Two academics from the University of NSW’s College of Fine Arts have been recognised for their work in online learning, winning an award from an American organisation dedicated to spreading new ways of teaching and learning. Karin Watson and Simon ...

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