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Modern universities must empower students: expert

The increasingly global, connected, and mobile nature of student expectations means modern universities must overhaul traditional education models while better leveraging technology, a US expert has told Australian university leaders. Addressing delegates at the Financial Review Higher Education Summit in ...

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Unis must modernise admin systems to excel: Davis

Universities must bring management systems into the current century to achieve future growth and long-term success, one of Australia’s most prominent vice-chancellors has said. Speaking at the Times Higher Education World Academic Summit at the University of Melbourne this week, the ...

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Recipe for rewarding civic engagement

Universities seeking to become more involved with their local communities must make civic engagement part of an ongoing program aimed at mutual benefit, a US-based expert has said. Addressing the Times Higher Education World Academic Summit at the University of Melbourne this ...

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UQ tech institute picks director

Professor Alan Rowan has been appointed director for the University of Queensland’s Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN). Rowan has published more than 300 peer-reviewed articles with more than 12,000 citations. He expressed his enthusiasm for his new role ...

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Griffith names business school PVC

Professor David Grant has been appointed pro vice-chancellor for the business school at Griffith University. Grant is currently the senior deputy dean at the University of New South Wales Business School. Prior to that, he was co-dean of the University ...

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New fishery research head at Bond

Bond University will welcome Dr Daryl McPhee as the new director of the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC). McPhee will help guide the research and investment efforts of the FRDC and play a role in investing producer and taxpayer ...

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USQ VC to lead regional uni group

University of Southern Queensland vice-chancellor Jan Thomas has been named the new chair of the Regional Universities Network (RUN). Thomas, who will replace Southern Cross University vice-chancellor professor Peter Lee, said she was looking forward to her new role. “I’m ...

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FedUni VC to retire

Federation University Australia vice-chancellor professor David Battersby has announced that he will retire in the second half of 2016. Battersby was appointed vice-chancellor in 2006. “My decade as vice-chancellor has been the highlight of my academic career, which has spanned ...

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Melbourne adds VC’s fellow

The University of Melbourne has named Noel Pearson a vice-chancellor’s fellow. Coming from the Guugu Yimidhirr community of Hope Vale, Pearson has for decades advanced native title reform and economic development and social policy for the people of Cape York Peninsula. “I am ...

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