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Job losses loom at more unis

The University of Sydney is not the only institution announcing redundancies and budget cuts. Victoria University, La Trobe, Macquarie and the University of NSW have all announced or are expected to announce cuts. Greens education spokeswoman Senator Lee Rhiannon said the ...

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Technology spending set to rise

Increasingly tight budgets mean that spending on technology will be constrained in the education sector over the next 12 months according to leading IT analyst Gartner. But from 2013-2015 the organisation expects a significant uptick, particularly spending on telecommunications and ...

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Sydney University confirms job losses

Staff at the University of Sydney have been warned to brace for budget cuts – including redundancies for “non-performing academics” – vice-chancellor Michael Spence has announced in a video statement. Despite a “good year on many fronts” the university needed ...

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University surpluses not for spending

Claims that Australia’s universities are on the financial rise and running huge surpluses should be treated with caution, says the sector’s peak body, and an attempt by the government to lower hopes for further federal funding. “We think it was ...

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