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Breakthrough in Alzheimer’s study

 Research on Alzheimer’s disease by three Future Fellows at the University of Wollongong may lead to new avenues to prevent or treat the debilitating condition. The three researchers have joined forces with other scientists to discover a new function for a ...

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HECS black hole reaches $500m

Australian university graduates who move overseas have deprived the nation of about $500 million in unpaid HECS dues since the scheme began in 1989, new research estimates. The study by Dr Tim Higgins and HECS architect Professor Bruce Chapman, both ...

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Permanent job hope draws Aus researchers to UK scheme

There is strong interest from Australian researchers in UK fellowships which come with a virtual guarantee of a permanent academic position.  The University of Birmingham received nearly 1,400 applications from around the world when it advertised 50 Research Fellowships with ...

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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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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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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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