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RMIT joins the blockchain ‘revolution’

‘Blockchain’ is the word on every technologist, investor and academic’s lips. Hence, RMIT has just introduced an eight-week, online short course on the digital technology – the first university in Australia to do so. But first, block what? Exactly; that’s why ...

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Google as a cancer control tool: USC, QUT

The University of the Sunshine Coast and Queensland University of Technology scientists have found what they call a “surprising link” between Google searches about melanoma and the number of confirmed cases. The team of researchers collaborated with the Cancer Council ...

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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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