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International students are no threat to jobs

Overseas students are not stealing Australian jobs and for the most part intend to take their qualification home, according to new data. The survey by leading education researcher and resources provider Hobsons, aims to dispel community perceptions that international students ...

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New MOOC to explore what uni is like

Charles Sturt University has launched a MOOC aimed at developing students’ pre-tertiary achievement levels and to explore aspects of the transition to university. CSU project manager Craig Billingham said the What’s Uni Like? MOOC is being promoted to Australian universities, ...

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Kids spend holiday break attending uni

Gifted and talented school kids have taken time out of their holidays to attend university. The Holiday Enrichment Workshop Series, hosted by the University of Southern Queensland in partnership with BRAINways Education, ran over two days (June 29–30), consisting of ...

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Teachers get set for Science Week

Central Queensland University and Fitzroy Basin Association are helping teachers find science education paradise in Gladstone for Science Week. Teachers from around Queensland will converge on CQUniversity Gladstone in August, for a hands-on weekend to help them bring science to ...

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Digital divide creates social barriers for refugees

Refugee migrants living in regional areas face a digital divide that is creating a barrier to social inclusion within the wider Australian community, new research shows. The study, conducted by University of Southern Queensland researchers, explored the challenges refugee migrants ...

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High schoolers learn about future jobs in biofuels

Queensland’s top science students engaged in a week-long challenge to learn about the biofuels industry, in order to support jobs for the future. Sixteen students were selected to join the Queensland University of Technology’s Process Engineering Challenge at QUT’s Mackay Renewable ...

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