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Meet the parents

Ever thought you were turning into your parents? Now it seems, it’s true. Research from the University of New England has found there is a 40 per cent chance it could be happening to you. Psychologist John Malouff and a ...

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Two senior appointments for JCU

James Cook University appointed Professor Andrew Vann as its new senior deputy vice-chancellor and Professor Chris Cocklin (pictured) as deputy vice-chancellor (research and innovation).Cocklin was previously pro vice-chancellor of JCU’s Faculty of Science, Engineering and IT. He joined the university ...

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Del Mar awarded Rose-Hunt Medal

Bond University’s dean of health sciences and medicine, Professor Chris Del Mar, has been presented with the Rose-Hunt Medal by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) for outstanding commitment to Australian general practice. The medal is named after ...

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Woodland receives 2008 distinguished fellow award

Professor Alan Woodland, an ARC professorial fellow at the Australian School of Business, has received the 2008 Distinguished Fellow Award from the Economic Society of Australia. The award recognises exceptional Australian economists for their contribution to the development of economics ...

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Demand up as economy stumbles

Demand for 2009 university places across Australia is up, with the biggest increases in Victoria at 6.5 per cent and NSW at 5.1 per cent. WA has increased demand of 4.3 per cent, while SA’s demand is up by 2.3 ...

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A tale of two unis

  One city, two universities. Both are set to embark on redundancy programs, which will shed around 200 academic and general positions. One is being pilloried in the press and hammered by the union; the other is gliding through relatively ...

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The role of universities in knowledge-based society

Governments, students, industry and now philanthropists and benefactors all fund universities. So just how far can diversity in contemporary university roles be explained by differing sources of revenue, asks Malcolm Gillies.     The current global crisis, as it spreads ...

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The ethics of accepting funding contributions

The high moral ground on corporate donations for university research can look unassailable. But Stephen Parker has other ideas.     For nearly 20 years, governments have given the clearest indication that they are not willing to stump up all ...

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