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Boss behaviour belongs in animal kingdom

The average male corporate boss might not beat his chest, but a new report claims the evolutionary signs of managers marking out their territory are everywhere. Researchers revealed how everything from the pink shirt under their power suit to the ...

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Portfolios of choice

There comes a time when an institution has to play the role of early adopter and encourage change in student behaviour. In the case of ePortfolios, only one Australian university – QUT – has stepped into the breach, offering each ...

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Cohesion between yin and yang

How universities can negotiate their way around Chinese-Australian cooperative education structures, by Katherine Polkinghorne.   Education in China is currently in a boom phase, with Chinese universities investing large amounts into the promotion of courses, research and development. Australian educational ...

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The export that keeps on giving

International education may be the undisputed heavyweight of Australia’s export service industries, netting $13.7 billion last financial year alone. But earnings even of this magnitude could be dwarfed by the industry’s flow-on benefits, according to new research commissioned by IDP ...

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Education more than just great trade: Mortimer

The recent Review of Export Policies and Programs has significant implications for the post-secondary education sector, even though none of its 73 recommendations specifically refer to it. However, with a central theme of expanding Australia’s productive potential while removing the ...

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Nobel largesse: odds on winners

There are those who place a $2 each way bet once a year on the Melbourne Cup and others who lose the family home at the casino. But betting on the Nobel Prize – which plenty of online sites allow ...

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Commercialisation: its role in a post-Cutler world

Innovation review chair Dr Terry Cutler’s report, ‘Venturous Australia’ contains much to please universities – but not their commercialisation specialists. Some have lamented that Cutler made no recommendation for an early stage technology development fund to replace Commercial Ready Plus, ...

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