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Interdisciplinary research ‘neglected’

Despite having been around since the 1970s, interdisciplinary research in Australia is still a relatively neglected field, but one that could achieve much more, a new report has found. The Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) has just released Strengthening ...

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Older but no wiser

Fiona Wood asks if ERA should be doing something more useful than just stocktaking.Did you know that more than half the world’s 7 billion people are under 30 years of age? And that 90 per cent of these youthful people ...

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In the Moodle: Blackboard buys NetSpot

The Adelaide-based IT services business and Moodle partner, NetSpot, has been bought by US learning management specialist Blackboard. The US company also announced the takeover of Baltimore’s Moodlerooms as it seeks to broaden its customer base to include users of ...

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Medical training shortage ‘predictable’

A “backsides on seats” mentality and poor government policy are to blame for a looming shortage of clinical placements for medical graduates, says the Australian Doctors’ Fund (ADF), a company that advocates for patients and doctors. ADF executive director Stephen ...

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UQ to meet coal seam gas opponents

Bowing to pressure from staff and students, the University of Queensland will hold an information session on a controversial new coal seam gas (CSG) research centre later this month. As reported in Campus Review online last week, funding links between the ...

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Protests over UQ coal seam gas research links

Funding links between the burgeoning coal seam gas (CSG) industry and the University of Queensland have sparked protests and demands on campus that the university guard its research independence. University staff, the National Union of Students, and a coalition of ...

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Australian science output strong: Nature

Australia consolidated its position as the third most productive country for high-quality primary research in the rapidly developing Asia-Pacific region, according to the Nature Publishing Index 2011 Asia-Pacific. Australia is a top performer when it comes to science output per capita ...

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IP law opens up patents for research

Changes to Australian intellectual property laws will help clear up legal ambiguities for researchers working in areas involving already patented discoveries, says the National Health and Medical Research Council. The Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Bill 2012 was ...

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