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ECU bags Scottish chemist as VC

Professor Steve Chapman will be Edith Cowan University’s next vice-chancellor following a global recruitment process. Since 2009 Chapman has been the principal and vice-chancellor of Heriot-Watt University in Scotland and led improvements to the student experience that saw the university ...

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Public policy pick for UWS

The University of Western Sydney has appointed a new pro vice-chancellor (international). Linda Taylor has 20 years’ experience working across industry, government and the education sectors as a public policy expert. Currently acting director of the Industry and Innovation Branch ...

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New VC at UNSW

Professor Ian Jacobs has been appointed president and vice-chancellor of the University of New South Wales. Jacobs will take up the position on 1 February 2015 and is currently vice-president and dean of the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences ...

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USYD appoints equity director

The new director of equity and diversity role in the University of Sydney has been filled by Fiona Krautil. Krautil will drive the new Women in Leadership Strategy to improve the representation of equity groups in university professional and academic ...

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Engineering building alive with data

Active learning is built into the bricks and mortar of advanced facility. By Erin Mayo Engineering students at the University of Queensland have been given access to a unique learning facility, allowing them hands-on experience in their chosen field. Designed ...

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That’s the way the stacks tumble

Big changes are inevitable for Australian libraries but technology, consultation and planning could make the end results a winner. By Geoff Hanmer. Harvard spent US$109 million on its library in 2010–11 and with an endowment of more than US$30 billion ...

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Turn tech into results

By Jo Schneider (Shanahan) and Dianne van Eck. Universities worldwide are struggling to accomplish more with less, meet compliance requirements, streamline operations and provide stakeholders and students with better access to services and information. Implementing systems to push productivity and ...

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Two shades of green

Sustainability upgrades are delivering on promised cost savings, too. By Dallas Bastian. Universities are spending millions on building upgrades in a bid to cut carbon emissions and save money. RMIT University’s Sustainable Urban Precincts Project is the largest of its ...

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3-dimensional argument

Realistic virtual worlds allow some unique advantages but not enough people are sold on them, for now. By Antonia Maiolo. Virtual worlds are fast emerging as the latest learning and social space for the most prestigious universities around the world, ...

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