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New plan aims to build rural workforce

Education institutions need to ensure that more medical students come from rural backgrounds, or are required to complete training in rural areas, the Australian Medical Association (AMA) says. The proposal forms part of a document released today, which puts forward ...

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Graduates don’t rate degrees important for jobs

Contention surrounds the latest Employer Satisfaction Survey, which has put the importance of university degrees into question. The Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching survey released today revealed that while employers remain highly satisfied with graduates, at least half of ...

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QUT professor Australian University Teacher of the Year

Queensland University of Technology Professor Peter Corke has been honoured with the Australian University Teacher of the Year award for his instruction in robotics. The prestigious award acknowledges an Australian academic who has an exceptional record in student teaching, educational ...

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Universities collectively outraged by MYEFO

What does it take to get higher education cuts through parliament? The government thinks its latest measures – released as part of their Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) – might do it. But universities aren’t so sure. A summary of ...

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On the move December

UTAS NAMES NEW VC Ethicist, educator and strategic consultant Professor Rufus Black has been appointed vice-chancellor and president at the University of Tasmania. Black is currently master of the University of Melbourne’s Ormond College and deputy chancellor of Victoria University,and ...

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STEM graduates solve social problems

Staged in Canberra recently, the Battle of the Innovators competition saw Australia’s STEM graduates prove their worth in the form of solutions to the nation’s social problems. Hosted by the Department of Human Services, the event has been running for ...

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WSU to launch drone operations

Western Sydney University will become the first Sydney-based university to formalise its drone operations, when it launches its Drone Research and Teaching Unit (DRTU) next year. Led by Dr Sebastian Pfautsch, the unit will use drone technology both for teaching ...

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Why entrepreneurs disregard universities

Australia ranks last among OECD countries on small to medium businesses collaborating with universities – a finding elucidated by the Office of the Chief Economist in the 2017 Australian Innovation System Report. Given only about 8 per cent of businesses cited a lack ...

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Students’ most wanted: uni preferences revealed

Year 12 results are almost out, meaning NSW and ACT school students are about to discover if they’ve achieved their #goals. One of these may be to get into USYD. Australia’s first university scooped 14.84 per cent of overall preferences, per UAC figures released today. UNSW, ...

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