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New models in student accommodation

Australia’s unique higher education student profile has driven demand for new models of student accommodation in our capital cities. By Sarah Buckeridge and Geoff Hanmer In Australia every year, there are about 200,000 international students looking for places to live. ...

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Recycling buildings

In the face of funding cuts, Australian universities can remain on top of their game by maximising what they already own. By Aileen Macalintal Recycling buildings is a cutting-edge response for universities tightening their budget.  After all, many universities have ...

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Leaders of teaching hospitals

Three pivotal clinical leadership roles will lead clinical education, research and academic activities at the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Queensland. Professor Gerald Holtmann began as associate dean (clinical) in March. He will oversee multidisciplinary clinical engagement ...

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Head of global engagement

Professor Gary Smith is Deakin University’s new deputy vice-chancellor (global engagement). Smith was previously responsible for the development and management of global partnerships as pro vice-chancellor (engagement and international) at the University of Western Sydney. Prior to joining UWS, Smith ...

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World-class thought leader

Scientia Professor Ross Buckley is appointed the new Chair in International Finance and Regulation at the University of New South Wales. He will drive research into systemic responses to global financial insecurity. Leading international law firm, King & Wood Mallesons, ...

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Million dollar fundraiser

The University of Adelaide’s first chief engagement officer is Ms Kate Robertson, a highly respected leader in development and alumni relations in higher education in Britain. Currently director of Campaign and Alumni Relations Office at the University of Nottingham, Robertson ...

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Powerful in health service

A leading medical researcher has been appointed dean of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne. Professor Stephen Smith is currently vice-president (research) at Nanyang Technological University and is the founding dean of the Lee Kong Chian ...

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Fuelling medical research

Getting federal funding for medical research is becoming harder. Aileen Macalintal reports. Medical research, no matter how promising it is, can go nowhere without sufficient funds. As the agency responsible for government funding of research, the Australian Research Council (ARC) ...

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Universities Australia’s next leader

Professor Sandra Harding, vice-chancellor and president of James Cook University, will take over as Universities Australia’s next chair, after University of Melbourne’s professor Glyn Davis. “Not only has professor Harding exhibited exceptional leadership qualities and knowledge of the sector, her ...

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UNSW China strategy head

The former CEO of the Australia China Business Council (ACBC), Laurie Pearcey, has taken up the inaugural role of director of China strategy and development at the University of NSW. Pearcey will hold a joint position as director of the ...

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