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On the Move – May 2016 (Monash, CDU, UniSA, Melbourne, ASQA)

Tyrell joins Tafe Directors Former Australian Government international education counsellor to Beijing and Thailand Jen Tyrell has been appointed director of international education for TAFE Directors Australia (TDA). In a statement announcing the appointment, TDA chief executive Martin Riordan praised Tyrell’s ...

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Dropbox launches spin-off for education sector

Dropbox has expanded its business-to-business branch, launching Dropbox Education. Charlie Wood, country manager of Dropbox Australia and New Zealand, said, overall, this product is similar to Dropbox Business, there are tweaks to attract education staff to the product. “Dropbox Education ...

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Teach creativity, don’t measure it: educator

You can’t measure creativity, nor the soft skills needed to thrive in jobs and tertiary education, so education should end its obsession with measurement and ranking, a senior educator has argued. Meredith Melville-Jones, director of Sydney’s Bradfield Senior College, said ...

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VICE, UTS partner to train media students

While print revenues shrivel as traditional media struggle to understand this thing called the internet, online magazine VICE has embraced it, and is omnipresent throughout millennials’ Facebook feeds. Now the largely 20-something class of 2016 communications cohort at the University ...

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Science broadcaster appointed UNSW PVC research

One of the women spearheading the push for gender equity in science will soon direct the University of New South Wales’ research strategy. Professor Emma Johnston – marine ecologist, science broadcaster and prominent advocate for gender equity – will add ...

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Bond nominates chancellor

Bond University has announced the nomination of Dr Annabelle Bennett as chancellor. Bennett’s appointment to the role was subject to her being elected as a councillor at Bond’s annual general meeting, which was scheduled for April 19. She would become ...

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Curtin adds DVC for research

The director of the University of Queensland’s Sustainable Minerals Institute, professor Chris Moran, will be Curtin University’s new deputy vice-chancellor, research. Moran will take up the post in August. He was previously the founding director of both UQ’s Centre for ...

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Governess joins CDU campus

Polly Smart has been announced as the new administrator for Charles Darwin University’s Nhulunbuy campus. An experienced outback educator, Smart – who has officially begun work in the East Arnhem-based mining town – has lived and worked as a governess ...

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UTS launches industry liaison role

The Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) has appointed professor Stephen Taylor, from the University of Technology Sydney as its inaugural research scholar – a role the council said “has the goal of expanding collaboration between universities and industry”. Most recently, ...

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