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UNSW appoints ED finance

UNSW has announced the appointment of Jonathan Blakeman to the newly created position of executive director, finance and operations. He is currently director of administration at the University of Auckland, a position he has held since 1999, and was previously ...

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Westie chick finds pulse, opens medical school

When second-year University of Western Sydney medical student Kyle Sheldrick took the blood pressure of the acting Prime Minister and minister for just about everything and pronounced the result “right on the money”, Julia Gillard looked relieved. “I’m just pleased ...

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Whiteford appointed to Macquarie

Macquarie University has appointed Professor Gail Whiteford to the newly created position of pro vice-chancellor (social inclusion). Whiteford joins Macquarie from Charles Sturt University where, as well as being professor and chair of occupational therapy, she has held various roles ...

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Female-led renaissance at Deakin

Dr Maree Gladwin changed jobs earlier this year. After nine years in a senior role in equity and diversity at the University of Melbourne, she switched to another senior position developing mid-career researchers at Deakin University. No big deal. What ...

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Fulbright Commission appoints new ED

The Australian-American Fulbright Commission Board last week announced the appointment of Dr Joe Hlubucek as the new executive director for the Australian-American Fulbright Commission. Hlubucek was posted to the Australian Consulate-General in San Francisco in 1995-98 and to the Australian ...

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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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CDU imports financial specialist

Charles Darwin University’s new executive director of finance and asset services Rob Brelsford-Smith comes to Darwin from New Zealand’s Auckland University of Technology (AUT), where he worked for the past nine years. Brelsford-Smith’s MBA focused on incorporating indigenous people into ...

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Supervision changes with the times

The understanding of what postgraduate supervision involves has moved beyond describing the qualities of a good supervisor to conceptualising and theorising the nature of their work. In 2007, Professor Chris Halse, director of the Centre for Educational Research at UWS ...

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