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ARC announces new chief executive

Professor Sue Thomas, University of New England provost and deputy vice-chancellor, is to be the next chief executive of the Australian Research Council (ARC). The announcement was made by federal education minister Simon Birmingham. “Professor Thomas is an experienced university ...

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Scientists lack consensus on the March for Science

In 2017, vaccines are falsely linked to autism; homeopaths make millions of dollars from snake-oil treatments they claim can cure cancer; and Scott Pruitt, a climate change denier, heads the US Environmental Protection Agency. These facts paint a dystopian picture ...

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Unlikely pairing produces results at RMIT

Abena Dove isn’t your typical troublesome university student union president. As president of the RMIT University Student Union (RUSU), she describes her professional relationship with her vice-chancellor, professor Martin Bean, as “incredible". “When I say it to a room of ...

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The reform school of thought

“I went to university and I hated it.” That phrase sums up the no-holds-barred approach of Dr Catherine Ball when she spoke at the Times Higher Education Young Universities Summit at Queensland University of Technology last week. Ball is chief ...

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