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Report shows value of vocational education

Vocational education needs to be recognised as a valuable career choice rather than as a second-class option compared with university studies, experts say. The value of TAFE courses has been brought to the forefront with the release of a report ...

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Medical students show support for euthanasia

Australia’s largest body of medical students has today released a document giving in-principle support to legalising euthanasia. Voluntary assisted dying (VAD) is currently still illegal within all Australian states and territories, but the Australian Medical Students’ Association (AMSA) has published ...

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USC receives top public uni ranking for psychology

The University of the Sunshine Coast is celebrating its success, after its psychology program was ranked best of all public universities in Australia. USC Professor of psychology Mary Katsikitis said the recent ranking in the 2018 Good Universities Guide had ...

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Uni VR program helps troops

Australian troops will receive virtual reality (VR) resilience training before deployment provided by the University of Newcastle. The project was made possible after Minister for Defence Christopher Pyne announced $2.2 million for Associate Professors Rohan Walker and Eugene Nalivaiko to ...

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Professor awarded Prime Minister’s Prize

A La Trobe University professor has been honoured as the first woman to receive the Prime Minister’s Prize for science. Geneticist and professor Jenny Graves was presented with the coveted science prize during a dinner with the prime minister at ...

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Higher education reforms fail in the senate

The federal government’s proposed higher education reforms have hit a wall and failed in the senate, after the Nick Xenophon Team (NXT) rejected the key elements of the controversial package yesterday. The three-senator and one MP team has effectively ruled out ...

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Australia to get Harvard sustainability program

An internationally renowned sustainability program from Harvard will be offered in Australia at Griffith University. The Executive Education in Sustainability Leadership Program (EESLP) will be available in Australia from March next year, and aims to help executives from across all sectors ...

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Partnership with Indonesia the way of the future

Universities are increasingly looking to Indonesia for research partnerships and international study opportunities, experts say. The Australian International Education Conference, held in Hobart last week, saw professionals gather to discuss the state of the education industry, with a focus on ...

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