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Funding cuts force uni student caps: Labor

Federal Labor is warning that universities are capping the number of students they can accept because of pressure from funding cuts. Deputy opposition leader and education spokeswoman Tanya Plibersek said next month’s federal budget is make-or-break and the government should ...

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Skull and Bones warns of impostor pranks

Skull and Bones, the secret society at Yale University, is warning of an impostor who has called some students purporting to recruit them and then asking them to complete a humiliating challenge. The campus society has figured prominently in books, ...

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Foreign student arrivals grow even more

Australia’s international student intake has already hit more than half a million for the year, new federal government figures show. By February there were 509,610 foreign students in the country, taking up enrolments in more than 540,000 courses. Education Minister ...

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Professor tackles rural education inequity

“Most importantly this report highlights there is no silver bullet…,” Education Minister Simon Birmingham declared. By this, he meant there is no magic fix-all to the metropolitan/rural education standards gap, as proven by Emeritus Professor Dr John Halsey’s newly-published report ...

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Researchers hope to ease virus pain

Two debilitating diseases that affect India and Australia are in the sights of a team of Gold Coast medical researchers who hope they can ease the pain for victims. Ross River Fever and the Chikungunya virus are spread by mosquitoes, ...

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Thanks to Yale, happiness is now free

Maslow’s hierarchy of needs dictates that there are baseline necessities for human satisfaction. Food, shelter and relationships are most critical. Then there’s self-esteem, and, if you’re lucky, self-actualisation: the fulfillment of one’s potential. But happiness isn’t as simple as scaling a ...

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Australia’s first survey of PhD graduate outcomes

In an Australian-first, Group of Eight universities will investigate and publish the extent to which PhD students contribute to the nation. The three year project, dubbed Understanding PhD Career Pathways, will survey more than 200,000 PhD graduates and provide information ...

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The complexities of bin chickens

The bin chicken, or Australian white ibis, as it’s less commonly known, isn’t only hungering for your spare fries. Researchers from the University of Wollongong, the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, and the Australian Museum have found that their migratory patterns are ...

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