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New Torrens PVC noted innovator

Torrens University Australia has appointed professor Hurriyet Babacan its new pro vice-chancellor. In the dual academic and research role, Turkey native Babacan will be responsible for the launch and development of programs and innovative teaching, and for enhancing the university’s ...

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New MHIQ boss health leader

The newly appointed director of the Menzies Health Institute Queensland, professor Sheena Reilly, will start in June. Reilly is associate director of clinical and public health at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and professor of speech pathology at the University of Melbourne. Her ...

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Yates joins UTAS science faculty

Professor Brian Yates has been named the University of Tasmania’s new dean of the faculty of science, engineering and technology. Yates has been the executive director at the Australian Research Council since 2013. He oversaw the grant awarding processes as ...

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Bond names Indigenous health lead

Bond University has appointed associate professor Shannon Springer as its academic lead for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. Springer, a prominent Aboriginal doctor, will oversee the university’s Indigenous health curriculum, develop clinical placement opportunities and engage with the Indigenous ...

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ANU students urge the V-C to “divest the rest”

Thousands of students from the Australian National University today presented a petition to the university’s vice-chancellor calling on him to ‘divest the rest’ of ANU’s holdings in fossil fuel companies. The campaign by student-led group Fossil Free ANU has handed ...

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UTAS student intake reaches record high

The University of Tasmania today announced a record number of domestic and international students, as the institution paves way for further growth. Acting Vice-Chancellor Professor Mike Calford said the strong growth in student numbers was testament to the institution’s vision, ...

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Navitas, UWS sign new partnership

Navitas Limited has today announced a new million-dollar deal with the University of Western Sydney to open an international college. Under the joint venture, a pathway college for international students will be established on UWS’s Parramatta campus from October to ...

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USYD sets up taskforce to tackle student cheating

The University of Sydney has announced it will set up a taskforce to investigate academic misconduct following revelations of new methods of cheating, including students using essay writing services. In an exclusive interview, we spoke to the University’s Vice-Chancellor Dr ...

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