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Get your MOOC’s worth

  Universities have much to gain from adopting modern online education but to reap the benefits for themselves and their students, they’re going to have to do it right. By Adam Brimo Most of the world outside of academia has ...

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Curtin Public Health School picks chief

Professor Rachel Huxley has been appointed Curtin University’s new head of the School of Public Health. Huxley joins Curtin after her appointment as chair of epidemiology at the University of Queensland. Professor Michael Berndt, Curtin pro-vice chancellor of health sciences, says Huxley is ...

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Tourism giant joins Griffith University

Paul Donovan, a prominent Gold Coast tourism figure, has been recruited as an adjunct professor at Griffith University’s Institute for Tourism. Donovan is the executive general manager of business development and marketing for Queensland airports, and was also the chief executive of Gold Coast airports ...

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ANU prof joins economics society

Professor Rabee Tourky, director of the Australian National University’s Research School of Economics and Trevor Swan chair, has been named a fellow in the Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory. The society is one of the largest and most ...

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CSU student elected NAPSA president

A Charles Sturt University pharmacy student has been elected to head the National Australia Pharmacy Students Association. Eleanna Ballis, who is studying a bachelor of pharmacy degree at CSU’s Wagga Wagga campus, was elected president of the peak body at ...

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UTAS names interim Underwood Centre chief

Professor Elaine Stratford has been appointed as interim director for the University of Tasmania’s Peter Underwood Centre for Educational Attainment. This centre is designed to evaluate approaches to boosting the state’s educational outcomes, and works in partnership with the Tasmanian ...

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UniSA adds oncology expert

Professor Eva Bezak, one of Australia’s leading researchers in radiation oncology, has been appointed to University of South Australia’s division of health sciences. Bezak was recruited under the university’s 100 Professors Scheme, which aims to boost UniSA’s research and education ...

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UWS rebrand a necessary evolution: Glover

The University of Western Sydney has formally announced its rebranding as ‘Western Sydney University’ with vice-chancellor Barney Glover defending the consultation process and long-term strategy behind the move. The announcement, made at the university’s Parramatta campus this morning, follows strong ...

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UWS re-brand leak sparks student outcry

The leaking of a purported $20 million rebranding of the University of Western Sydney has led to a student backlash. The university is being accused of squandering valuable funds and creating an institutional identity crisis. A leaked image of what is ...

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