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Start-ups selected for EduGrowth accelerator

Start-ups are eyeing education as the industry to make money from, and the EduGrowth accelerator has announced the first five companies it will be helping do just that. The start-ups selected are: PrevYou – an online school for tertiary students ...

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Gardner to take the reins as UA chair

Monash University vice-chancellor professor Margaret Gardner is to be the next chair of Universities Australia (UA). Gardner is set to succeed current UA chair professor Barney Glover, who is also vice-chancellor of Western Sydney University. Gardner will take the reins ...

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Broderick to review JCU’s sexual assault policies

James Cook University has appointed former sex discrimination commissioner Elizabeth Broderick to lead a review of the institution’s sexual assault and harassment policies, after a staff member who raped a student was promoted following the incident. The review will look ...

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New IRU chair sets sights on equity policies

Restoring the Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program and including sub-degree loans in the demand-driven system are two of the priorities for the Innovative Research Universities (IRU) group’s new chair, professor Colin Stirling. This puts the IRU – a network ...

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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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