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University researchers make award finals

Several university researchers have received national recognition for directly improving the health of Australians. The Bupa Health Foundation has this week listed six up-and-coming researchers as finalists for the Emerging Health Researcher Award, with winners to be announced in Sydney ...

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The case against changing university loans: CAPA

Plans to introduce a lower repayment threshold for student loans are unscrupulous and will reduce the number of skilled graduates, the Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations (CAPA) says. CAPA this week released a statement requesting the senate reject the proposal ...

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OUA goes digital with student chatbot

Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with LivePerson to roll out an Australian-first chatbot that communicates with students via mobile. Operation manager Lyndon Summers said the chatbot was introduced to make better use of technology and improve service access and convenience ...

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USC creates augmented reality art galleries

A collaboration between the University of the Sunshine Coast and a local artist has resulted in a mobile app that could change the art gallery scene. Information and communication technology lecturer Dr Mark Utting worked with student Michael Lin Liu ...

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Flinders University program halves school bullying

An anti-bullying program developed by Flinders University has successfully halved the number of incidents at Adelaide’s Brighton Secondary School. Independent evaluations conducted in Greece, Malta and Japan show the program is already achieving similar results around the world. The PEACE ...

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UNSW and Go8 get lion’s share of ARC grants

The University of New South Wales has secured the largest share of funding from the latest round of the Australian Research Council grants. Education minister Simon Birmingham made the $9.2 funding announcement earlier this week, with UNSW to receive 43 ...

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