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Time abroad reaps benefits for staff and students at a UK university Associate Professor Betty Leask started her talk by sharing a recent dream. In a nutshell, she had dreamed she found herself floating/falling behind a glass wall, on the ...

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Researchers unravel structure of perforin

A protein to help marshal forces against cancer cells and other invaders A team of Australian and British researchers have shown how a protein called perforin punches holes in, and kills rogue cells in our bodies. Their discovery of the ...

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UK research escapes the razor

The British government has spared research but decimated teaching in its “axe Wednesday” spending cuts. Research funding was unexpectedly spared despite massive cuts to the UK’s higher education budget in last week’s comprehensive review of government spending. The spending review, ...

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Cambridge threatens to “go private”

UK government funding for university teaching has slumped so low that Oxford and Cambridge could be better off without it. But they still want the government’s research grants. The UK’s top-ranked university has reportedly threatened to ‘go private’ over dissatisfaction ...

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New York ups the ante on foreign students

America is no longer “comatose” when it comes to international students, says a New York university system chief. Concerns that the US is upping the ante in the global competition for international students seem well founded, if plans underway at ...

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Look to the UK, Oz researchers urged

The UK’s financial situation has created a happy hunting ground for Australian researchers. Now’s the time for Australian researchers to go hunting for venture capital in the UK, according to Lancaster University vice-chancellor Professor Paul Wellings. Wellings, the head of ...

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The time for Indonesia

The world’s third and fourth biggest countries are cozying up on higher education. And Australia can only sit back and watch. The US has a once-in-a-century opportunity to reinvigorate its higher education relationship with Indonesia and is going after it ...

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US targets foreign undergrads

The American giant is stirring, with an 11 per cent spike in international undergraduate enrolments. International undergraduate enrolments in the US have shot up by over 10 per cent, underlining warnings from an Australian academic that aggressive competition from the ...

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Why Europe?

Christina Slade attempts to answer this question. Why are we talking about Europe?, asked the only Australian student at the four week Global Citizenship summer school, taught half at City University in London, and half in Utrecht. “This course is ...

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US action usurps Australia-Indonesia ties

International education’s ‘sleeping giant’ has raided Australia’s giant back yard. US president Barack Obama’s recent pledge to invest $165 million into a higher education partnership with Indonesia showed Australia had lost dominance with its nearest neighbour, an Australian academic said ...

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