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Welcome to Melbourne, but mind the mugger

The international arrivals hall at Melbourne airport last week was populated with people wearing red shirts and big smiles. Their job was to greet some of the 20,000 students expected to pass through its doors last week. The welcoming crew ...

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New fellowship for senior indigenous researchers

Innovation minister Kim Carr last week announced the new fellowship for senior indigenous researchers would be available from next January, fulfilling a commitment he made last July. The fellowship will be available to indigenous Australian academics who obtained their PhDs ...

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Avondale experience get’s AUQA stamp of approval

In the early stages of major transformation, the 112-year-old Avondale College is a small institution with big ambitions. A recent visit by the Australian Universities Quality Agency found that the Christian college was grappling with structural change, including improving its ...

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Peace Scholarships victim of efficiency measures

The chair of IDP Education Australia Professor Ian Young has written to all Australian Universities advising them that its successful Peace Scholarship program has been terminated. Since it was established in 2004, more than 300 students from 13 countries came ...

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Going for growth

Education provider Navitas says it is yet to feel any effects from the global financial crisis and it could even benefit from an increase in demand for higher education during tough economic times. The company, which provides university programs globally ...

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Teething problems in Tasmania’s new poly-system

Tasmania’s new-look VET and senior school system is in chaos, according to the state branch of the Australian Education Union (AEU), with staff shortages, confused reporting lines and people teaching the wrong subjects. But the system’s CEOs say these are ...

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