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UniMelb opens $6.5 million arts education facility

With endless announcements about new multimillion-dollar STEM facilities opening at Australian universities, arts education has finally received some love. It’s $6.5 million worth of love in fact – the price tag of the University of Melbourne’s new arts education facility. ...

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Gene-based medicine centre to open at ANU

A centre dedicated to using a person’s own genes to cure their illness will soon be set up at the Australian National University. ANU has received $7.3 million from Australian Capital Territory Health to set up Canberra Clinical Genomics. This centre will work ...

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Macquarie Uni rolls out HSCStudyLab to hone STEM skills

Macquarie University has launched a new online resource to help high school students review for their end-of-schooling exams. HSCStudyLab is modelled on the New South Wales HSC curriculum and, to start with, comprises biology, chemistry and physics modules. Krista Borg, Macquarie director, development ...

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Drive education towards technology: Pearson boss

The chief executive of the Australian branch of multinational private education firm Pearson will warn an audience of educators that they risk becoming irrelevant in the hot-topic education debate. In his speech to next week’s EduTECH conference in Brisbane, David Barnett, chief ...

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Finkel joins Australian Academy of Science

Australia’s Chief Scientist Alan Finkel has jokingly cited his having “being born with the science gene” as a key factor behind his election as a fellow by the Australian Academy of Science. AAS’s election citation – released with a list ...

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