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Bell to become ANU’s first woman VC

Techno-anthropologist Genevieve Bell AO will be the first woman to lead the Australian National University, taking over from Nobel prizewinner Brian Schmidt when he steps down at the end of the year. ANU chancellor Julie Bishop said Professor Bell, who ...

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Don’t get hung up on uni rankings, Clare says

Australia’s top universities have slid down the most recent world university rankings; however, experts say the popular rankings shouldn’t be the sole barometer of overall success. Times Higher Education (THE) published its 20th edition World University Rankings this year in ...

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Macquarie’s free Voice Referendum microcredential

Macquarie University has developed a free online microcredential to help Australians make an informed decision when voting in the Australian Indigenous Voice ‘The Voice' 2023 Referendum.  Prime Minister Anthony Albanese announced The Voice Referendum on 30 July 2022, and all ...

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Fair Work Ombudsman to take UNSW to court

The University of New South Wales (UNSW) will face legal action by the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) for allegedly failing to pay casual staff and keep accurate payslip records in March 2018. The investigation commenced in 2020 after the university's ...

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Senate condemns handling of sexual violence on campus

Senators unanimously condemned the university sector in a landmark inquiry into current and proposed sexual consent laws, urging the education minister to protect students and staff.  The Legal and Constitutional Affairs Reference Committee (‘the committee’) released its report on Wednesday, ...

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Monash partners with AFP to expand AI research program

Monash University has received a $4.4m funding boost to enhance its partnership with the Australian Federal Police (AFP), to support its groundbreaking research into AI technology and combating digital crime.Funds from the Commonwealth Confiscated Assets Account will expand Monash's AI ...

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Increasing the number of women in STEM

Australian government and industry are coming together to invest in upskilling and diversifying the future workforce in STEM disciplines. The federal government announced last Friday that universities can now apply for the 4,000 Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) designed to attract ...

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