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Indigenous students get a taste of uni life at USYD

The University of Sydney is showing Aboriginal schoolchildren what it has to offer. Federal Education Department data reveals Indigenous enrolments at country universities far outweighs that at city counterparts, despite the fact that over the past two years, the Universities Admission Centre has recorded ...

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Women can help shrink engineer shortage

Girl power can help solve Australia’s chronic shortage of engineers. Every year, Australia imports 12,000 engineers to fill jobs. One-quarter of these come on temporary work visas. Only 6000 are graduates from Australian universities. This trend has gone on for the ...

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Schmidt reveals vision for quality at ANU

Quality over quantity is professor Brian Schmidt’s vision for the Australian National University. The Nobel Laureate and astrophysicist took the reins as vice-chancellor of ANU at the beginning of this year, promising to “take a great university and make it better”. For Schmidt, this ...

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Job hunting with disabilities a bigger challenge

Job hunting is notoriously frustrating, and the findings of a recent survey show it’s worse for graduates with a disability. The preliminary findings of Graduate Careers Australia’s 2015 Australian Graduate Survey reveal 43.8 per cent of graduates with a disability ...

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A blessing from the sky for Curtin researchers

Curtin University researchers got a late Christmas present from the heavens, recovering a meteorite from outback South Australia on New Year’s Eve. Planetary geologist professor Phil Bland had to dig the meteorite out of a 42cm-deep hole in the salt bed of Lake Eyre ...

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For mosquitoes, love hertz

James Cook University researchers have discovered that sex sells – even for mosquitoes. Brian Johnson, senior research officer at JCU’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and JCU professor Scott Ritchie, dengue fever expert, have set out to make a cheap ...

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