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Uni position for former thinker-in-residence

Former Adelaide thinker-in-residence Professor Goran Roos is joining the University of Adelaide to help the development of research and education promoting innovation in the business and manufacturing sector. Roos has been appointed adjunct professor with the university’s Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and ...

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La Trobe archaeologist joins elite group

La Trobe University emeritus professor of archaeology Jim Allen has joined an elite group of Australian scholars elected foreign associates of the US National Academy of Sciences. Allen, a specialist in the archaeology of the South Pacific, was foundation professor ...

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Inspiring academics receive top medals

Two University of the Sunshine Coast academics who are inspiring the next generation of teachers, artists and designers have been rewarded for their exceptional work. Senior lecturer in art and design Dr Lisa Chandler (right) and associate lecturer in education ...

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UQ appoints four researchers to economics school

The University of Queensland’s school of economics has appointed four new academics following a global search. They will commence semester two. They are: Dr Myra Yazbeck, Dr Ian MacKenzie, Satoshi Tanaka and Keiichi Kawai. Yazbeck is currently a postdoctoral fellow ...

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Sydney palliative care post

Professor Roderick MacLeod has been appointed senior staff specialist in palliative care by aged care provider HammondCare. MacLeod also becomes conjoint professor at the University of Sydney, based in the new clinical training centre at Pallister House at the provider’s ...

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VET researcher honoured

Professor Erica Smith of the University of Ballarat has been presented with the Berwyn Clayton Award for Distinguished Service at the recent annual conference of the Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association. The biennial award recognises the distinguished service ...

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Definitive coastal study

A James Cook University academic Dr Eric Wolanski has launched what is believed to be the world’s most comprehensive work on estuarine and coastal science. The collection of 12 books, Treatise on Estuarine and Coastal Science,  has more than 350 authors from ...

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Gold ‘foundation’ for new research

The University of Tasmania has secured $2.5 million from one of the world’s top gold producers as a foundation client of its new mineral research facility. Newcrest Mining Ltd and the university signed an agreement last week in which the ...

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Director for UQ mining centre

Dr Saleem Ali has been appointed the director of the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining (CSRM), at the University of Queensland (UQ). Named “Young Global Leader” at the World Economic Forum 2011, Ali is recognised for his research and ...

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Devlin moves to OUA

Open Universities Australia (OUA) has announced the appointment of Professor Marcia Devlin as its executive director of academic products and services. Devlin is currently the chair of higher education research at Deakin University, and is the director of Deakin’s higher ...

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