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Fight to save habitat trees at UNE

Students and staff at the University of New England have reacted strongly against the decision to remove 78 native trees from the campus, and are calling for the demolition to cease immediately. Contractors began removing the first of the trees on ...

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UNSW tackles gender imbalance

The University of New South Wales aims to smash gender imbalance in engineering by bringing the number of females enrolled in the degree up to 30 per cent by 2020. As part of the initiative, more than 100 girls from ...

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On the move December

UTAS NAMES NEW VC Ethicist, educator and strategic consultant Professor Rufus Black has been appointed vice-chancellor and president at the University of Tasmania. Black is currently master of the University of Melbourne’s Ormond College and deputy chancellor of Victoria University,and ...

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WSU to launch drone operations

Western Sydney University will become the first Sydney-based university to formalise its drone operations, when it launches its Drone Research and Teaching Unit (DRTU) next year. Led by Dr Sebastian Pfautsch, the unit will use drone technology both for teaching ...

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On the Move November

WATTERSTON HEADED FOR MELBOURNE Dr Jim Watterston has been appointed dean of the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. He is currently the director-general of the Queensland Department of Education and Training, and has more than 30 years’ experience in education, ...

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On the move October 2017

QUT picks Sheil for VC Professor Margaret Sheil has been appointed the new vice-chancellor of the Queensland University of Technology. Sheil is currently provost, deputy to the vice-chancellor and the chief academic officer at the University of Melbourne, where she ...

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Community languages institute gets green light

The University of Sydney is set to embark on its newest project – a research institute for community languages education – after it was granted $7.6 million in funding from the NSW Government. Dignitaries including NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, Minister for ...

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Uni and tech titan team up

It’s all ‘appening at RMIT. Apple has joined with the Melbourne-based university to deliver beginner courses in app development. It is titled iOS App Development with Swift; swift being an Apple coding language. An online program will commence on 20 November, while ...

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