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Debt is good

Australian universities are adverse to debt, but international credit agency Moody’s suggests they may need to change their tune. Ben Power reports.could be tapping credit markets more to diversify funding sources and bring forward crucial projects. Roane, the author of ...

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Curtin Sarawak turns 10

It started modestly, with a handful of people working 18-hour days to ready a makeshift campus for the first intake of 70 students in 1999. But 10 years later, Curtin Sarawak is a fully fledged greenfields campus replete with modern ...

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Research briefs

Stalagmites may show how fast ice is melting Researchers may be able to establish how fast the world’s ice sheets are melting by studying rare preserved stalagmites in a coastal cave in Italy. The stalagmites provide a timeline of sea ...

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Hawkins to Tokyo Professor Gay Hawkins from UNSW’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has been given a visiting appointment at the University of Tokyo. Hawkins, a cultural studies expert in the School of English, Media and Performing Arts, will ...

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The three circles of English

Visiting Taiwan for a conference, Simon Haines discovers the world’s true globalisers. Taiwan, like Hong Kong, is a small Chinese outrider, living on its wits and taking an anxious pride in its startling economic success and its tenuous political autonomy. ...

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International Briefs

Foreign applications to US graduate schools grow slowly The number of Chinese and Middle Eastern students applying for admission to US graduate programs surged while applications from India and South Korea fell, according to a survey by the Council of ...

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Hop to it

James Cook University was a beneficiary after a massive cane toad hunt in northern Queensland. The university took possession of dozens of toads following the inaugural Toad Day Out hunt in late March. The biggest specimens were given to a ...

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Checked mate 8

/p> WK on a3, WQ on b6, WRs on c1 and g1, WPs on a4, b3, c3 and f2. BK on f7, BQ on d2, BR on a8, BB on e4, BN on d6. Black to play and win. 1 ...

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