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It’s hip to be postgrad

Advanced degrees just keep gaining in popularity and there is evidence they still help job prospects – for now. By Dallas Bastian. There has been huge growth in the number of people undertaking postgraduate studies as bachelor’s degrees lose value ...

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UWS selects deputy VC for research

The University of Western Sydney has appointed professor Scott Holmes to the role of deputy vice-chancellor research and development. An internationally recognised business management and health economics expert, and experienced researcher and academic leader, joins UWS from the University of ...

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New chief of dentistry school at UQ

Internationally recognised professor Lakshman Samaranayake has joined the University of Queensland as head of the school of dentistry. Samaranayake’s move to UQ follows a long and distinguished tenure as dean of the faculty of dentistry at The University of Hong ...

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UNE deputy VC fills interim role

The University of New England has appointed deputy vice-chancellor professor Annabelle Duncan interim vice-chancellor. Duncan will fill the role until the appointment of the university’s next vice-chancellor, expected later this year after an international search. The outgoing vice-chancellor, professor Jim ...

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CDU head of business has global vision

Charles Darwin University has welcomed the new head of business, professor Arthur “Art” Shulman, who will work to maximise the opportunities available to the new dual sector business school as it transitions to the Waterfront precinct in Darwin. In his ...

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Notre Dame picks VC for Fremantle

Professor Selma Alliex, a long-serving dean of the school of nursing and midwifery at the University of Notre Dame Australia, is now vice-chancellor and head of the university’s Fremantle campus. Alliex was previously the nursing adviser for professional standards at ...

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New research leader at U of Sydney

The University of Sydney has appointed professor Michael Reid to chart the way forward to world pre-eminence in health and medical research. Reid will chair a steering committee charged with advancing the way the university’s health and medical research enterprise ...

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Great sale-and-lease debate

Advisory board official’s comments about capital raising get people talking across the sector. By Dallas Bastian. The chairman of the federal government’s Education Investment Fund Advisory Board, Philip Clark, divided the tertiary sector recently with his comments about freeing up ...

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Green goes a long way

Universities are finding that incorporating sustainability into their campus design provides benefits in many areas. By Dallas Bastian. Universities are focusing on green construction and design to attract students, cut costs and improve their reputations. Joe Agius, director of Cox ...

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Between green and sustainable

Dr Kishnani – The National University of Singapore’s program director for the school of design and environment – speaks with Louis White about the economics of sustainability, and ‘green’ as a brand and Australia’s role in its future.  Australian universities, and ...

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