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Junk food shrinks the brain: research

New research shows an unhealthy diet shrinks the brain. A study from Deakin University and the Australian National University suggests older people with unhealthy diets have smaller hippocampi – the part of the brain believed to be integral for learning, ...

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WSU announces refugee scholarship fund

Western Sydney University has announced a $500,000 scholarship fund to assist refugees, with plans to raise $12 million through a fundraising campaign. The scholarships are valued at $7500 a year and are to be used for study and living expenses. ...

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UA, Japan unis strengthen ties for research, student mobility

Universities Australia has signed an agreement continuing collaboration with its Japanese counterpart. The Memorandum of Understanding between Universities Australia and Japan Association of National Universities builds on consecutive agreements signed since 1992, and aims to tighten university links between the two nations. ...

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UWA renames library in Nobel laureate’s honour

Nobel Prize-winning gastroenterologist Professor Barry Marshall says he is honoured to have a science library at University of Western Australia named after him. Marshall, who in 1982 identified a bacteria linked to chronic gastritis and stomach ulcers with colleague Dr ...

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Fund to help students cover HECS shortfalls

The University of Southern Queensland has established a $15 million fund to help students cope with university expenses. The USQ Student Endowment Fund (USEF) will pay for university bursaries and scholarships that help students meet costs HECS doesn’t cover. USQ ...

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Stop cuts to VET: Labor

Labor has slammed the Abbott Government for the large decline in apprentices since its election in September 2013. New figures from the National Centre for Vocational Education and Research show apprentices in training in September 2013 totalled 417,700. This is compared with ...

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ATEM/Campus Review awards highlight excellence

The presentation of the 4th annual Association for Tertiary Education Management/Campus Review awards gave the spotlight to key performers in tertiary education management. The event was part of the Tertiary Education Management Conference. Professionals all across the higher education sector earned ATEM ...

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