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Unis, Nobel laureates condemn Trump’s immigration ban

Universities, locally and overseas, have issued statements condemning US President Donald Trump’s immigration ban of seven Muslim majority countries, as they say it will restrict the free movement of students and researchers. Universities Australia chief executive Belinda Robinson said this ...

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UniMelb releases sustainability plan

The University of Melbourne has pledged to achieve carbon neutrality on its campuses by 2030, achieve zero net emissions from electricity usage by 2021, and develop a framework to guide its $1.9 billion investment fund. Allan Tait, UniMelb chief financial ...

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Young unis stride towards gender equity

Often it’s the young who embrace change earliest, and this could apply to universities. Of the 106 companies accredited in 2016 by the federal government’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency as Employers of Choice for Gender Equality, 14 are universities. Of ...

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Unis to publish true ATAR cut-offs

Forcing universities to publish the true ATAR cut-offs for their courses and creating a MySchool-style website allowing students to compare the admissions standards of various courses is on the reform agenda for federal education minister Simon Birmingham. Birmingham has announced ...

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