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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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Wanted: future QCs to teach at Strugglestreet High

Non-education graduates will receive fast-tracked teaching qualifications under a new federally funded scheme to entice top graduates back into schools by recruiting high-flying university students whose career plans involve courts, clinics and corporate HQs – not classrooms. Education minister Julia ...

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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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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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