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Carrington heads to QUTealth public service and was a senior researcher within the Commonwealth Parliamentary Library. Happell to CQU Professor Brenda Happell has been appointed director of the Institute for Health and Social Science Research at CQU. Happell will succeed ...

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Australia less safe: non-Indian students

Almost two thirds of international students from countries other than India have changed their perception of Australia as a study destination following media reports about attacks on international students, according to a recent survey by IDP Education. The ‘temperature check’ ...

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It’s time for self-accrediting VET: TDA

Vocational education and training should operate under similar accreditation arrangements as higher education, according to TAFE Directors Australia, which wants the country’s 4885 VET providers to be divvied into hierarchical groupings, with those in the top echelon granted self-accrediting rights. ...

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SCU, CSU quit merger talks

A coherent policy framework similar to that governing the health sector is necessary is Australia is to address rural and regional provision of higher education. Professor Paul Johnson, vice-chancellor of La Trobe University, recently told the AUCEA conference that there ...

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Gillies resigns from City University London

Former Australian National University deputy vice-chancellor Professor Malcolm Gillies has resigned from City University London after disagreements with the university’s council over governance issues. The **Times Higher*** reported last Friday that Gillies announced his decision to resign immediately, although he ...

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International briefs

Same work, less pay Universities across the US – notably in financially desperate California – are compelling staff to take unpaid leave to reduce their wages bill. But for many academics, it amounts to a pay cut with no offsetting ...

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Bogus colleges cause UK immigration headaches

If Australia is having a problem with dodgy private colleges exploiting immigration rules, then the UK government is being condemned for failing to tackle the problem of bogus colleges, which has allowed tens of thousands of illegal immigrants to come ...

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