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Indigenous excellence: whole-of-university approach key

Aboriginal involvement in key decision-making areas is paramount for a whole-of-university approach to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander excellence, with the overall aim being shared responsibility and accountability across the whole university. Under-representation of Aboriginal peoples on high-level committees and ...

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The choices we make matter

Why governments and universities should reconsider their dependence on international students as a major means of funding. I recently mentioned to a group of newly arrived students that Australia once offered free education to international university students. They looked at me ...

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Advancing AI in higher education

How higher education might respond to AI and the case for lifelong learning Higher education has, for decades, been instrumental in developing and adopting new technology and new ways of working. From the beginning, universities cultivated the so-called digital revolution ...

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The volunteer revolution

Volunteers contribute an enormous amount to Australia’s major civic institutions, including universities. The slogan ‘more give, less take’ applies far more to universities than to any bank in Australia. And that fact is even more pronounced in regional areas. As ...

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Building a knowledge economy

Will cuts to university funding ultimately stymie the innovation agenda the government is promoting? Thanks to the Australian Research Council, 12 new Industrial Transformation Research Centres, or Hubs, have been funded to help solve the problems that may impact future ...

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