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UniMelb researchers rank our unis 10th in world

Australia has once more scraped into the top fifth of a global ranking. Universitas 21 – a global network of 26 tertiary institutions founded by the University of Melbourne – has placed Australia 10th out of 50 universities. The researchers, from UniMelb’s Melbourne Institute ...

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Flinders students confront rape on campus

A recent ABC Four Corners episode, I am that girl, shed light on the tricky nature of consent. Legally, it’s not black and white. But Saxon Mullins, who says she was raped, wants it to be. Since her experience five years ago ...

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Royal Society welcomes seven Aussie researchers

New life has entered the ‘oldest scientific academy in continuous existence’. The London-based Royal Society has inducted fifty new Fellows and 10 new Foreign Members into its hallowed community for their “substantial contribution to the improvement of natural knowledge, including mathematics, ...

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Two Aussie cities in students’ top ten

Redeeming themselves after last year’s fall, Melbourne and Sydney have placed 3rd and 9th respectively in the QS Best Student Cities Ranking. Last year, global higher education analysts QS Quacquarelli Symonds placed Melbourne 5th and Sydney 13th. Beating Melbourne were London (for the ...

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USYD students enter US startup scene

University of Sydney business students are set to rub shoulders and minds with some of the world’s most innovative thinkers. In July, a group will venture to America to immerse themselves in its startup culture. Designed in collaboration with global ...

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Stressed out students voice their gripes

A year ago, a National Union of Students/Headspace survey of 2,600 university students revealed some troubling insights. A majority (66 per cent) reported high psychological distress over the past year, while 70 per cent rated their mental health ‘poor’ or ‘fair’. Now, the sources of their ...

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Curtin University: tropical edition

Mauritius is known for many things; education generally not among them. Yet the Indian Ocean island paradise is fast becoming a knowledge hub. With the opening of a Curtin University campus in Moka, south-east of the capital Port Louis, this reputation is ...

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On the move – March

NAVITAS names new cfo Education provider Navitas has announced the appointment of Philip Mirams to the position of chief financial officer. With a background in finance, Mirams held the role of CFO of Automotive Holdings Group for five years, and ...

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Regional unis bring dough to others

Australia’s third oldest tertiary institution brings more than education to its communities, a new report finds. An economic impact study provides that Federation University contributes over $230 million in real GDP to its rural Victorian bases. Conducted by the Nous Group together ...

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Go8 recommits to equity

The Group of Eight (Go8) cares about how students live. It has just signed a three-year collaboration agreement with the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) to address this concern. “We are particularly concerned about the cost of living during ...

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