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JASON: an online odyssey

First there was the hero from Greek mythology who with his crew of Argonauts went in quest of the Golden Fleece. Then, for those old enough to remember, there was the hugely popular ABC Radio children’s program, Jason and the ...

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Scholarship makes medicine a reality

A young indigenous student who “never thought for a minute that I would be able to study medicine” has won the 2008 Australian Medical Association Indigenous People’s Medical Scholarship to study medicine at UWA. Gemma Johnston, 21, will receive $9000 ...

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Rosy picture for international enrolments

AEI data shows healthy trends for higher education, ELICOS and schools, but Tony Adams says a spike in VET enrolments is cause for alarm.   The March year to date AEI international commencing and enrolling figures have now been released ...

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Searching & reaching

Search and reach are emerging as the twin pillars of modern information systems, says Beverley Head.   Thanks largely to Google and mobile phones, people increasingly expect instant access to information from anywhere and at any time. Andrew McAfee, associate ...

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UWA and intellectual property

What rights do universities have when staff make inventions? A new case may have changed the landscape. By Mitzi Gilligan, Kylie Diwell, Nicole Reid and Geraldine Farrell.   A recent Federal Court decision is of particular significance to universities because ...

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America re-emerging

The US has shown signs of positive growth in international student numbers. Will it knock Australia off its perch, asks Tony Adams.   From time to time, Australian international student recruiters have understandable bouts of paranoia about the competition. Through ...

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Counting the measures

A new report from the UK looks at the impact of league tables on universities. Julie Hare reports.   The name of a new UK report into league tables and their impact on universities is profoundly apt. ‘Counting what is ...

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Postgraduate report card

Before last year’s federal election, the Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations compiled a short list of its key priorites. Nigel Palmer recaps.   Support for independent student representation The election campaign saw intransigence on the part of the Coalition, a ...

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ATN leaps ahead with employability skills

A voluntary program that embeds employability, leadership and communication skills in PhD graduates should be taken up by all Australian universities. Indeed, this is likely to be one of the recommendations of the Australian Technology Network to the current national ...

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