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Accolade for UniSA’s collaborative approach

The University of South Australia has been recognised for its approach to working with business to research real problems and find workable solutions. The inaugural Ashley Goldsworthy Award for sustained collaboration between business and higher education was presented to the ...

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Wanting

It is 1839 and a young Aboriginal girl, Mathinna, is running through long wet grass on an island at the end of the world to get help for her dying father. Twenty years later, on an island at the centre ...

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UQ academic named Young Water Professional

Dr Sandra Hall from UQ’s Advanced Water Management Centre has been named the inaugural Queensland Young Water Professional of the Year. The award was presented by the Australian Water Association. An expert on the microbiology of wastewater treatment, Hall completed ...

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Agrestic

This rather obscure word is in the spotlight with the Times Online campaign last September to save “endangered words”, ie, those due to be zapped from the next edition of the Collins Dictionary. Agrestic has never had a great following ...

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Spending to save

A new report gives a damning analysis of IT spending in universities, but the sector says it is spending up to make cost-saving measures elsewhere. Beverley Head reports.   Technology analyst IDC has delivered a damning broadside regarding the education ...

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Risky business

Taking for granted government funding brings with it a risk of taking for granted the international student market, says Tony Adams.   It is still a while away before we have to make plans for this year’s Australian International Education ...

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Vibrant and valued

Peter Quiddington’s ‘Come together: an Asian Bologna?’ (CR, 18.11.08) makes interesting points about an overarching Asia-Pacific regime that can form the basis of a Bologna process, involving harmonisation of education standards and qualifications in the Asia-Pacific and the issue of ...

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New head and school for CSU Ontario

Charles Sturt University has appointed Associate Professor Will Letts as the inaugural head of the CSU Ontario School of Education. Amid the success of the teacher education program at Charles Sturt University (CSU) in Ontario, the first head of the ...

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VSU took light out of university life

The universities of Bologna and Paris vie for the title of the oldest European university and Oxford University is the oldest in the English-speaking world. It has no precise foundation date, but teaching existed there in 1096 and developed apace ...

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