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Vigilance required to combat online infinite pest

Universities are higher education facilities are rich targets for hackers because they keep so much sensitive information on file; have networks that are constantly being accessed by students, a demographic famous for its caprices; and because they often don’t have dedicated ...

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Degree dump: latest attrition stats released

The who, where and why of higher education attrition have been revealed by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), the higher education regulator. Its report details the latest dropout rates (from 2014) for first-year students from 130 providers. The ...

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Coming soon: Victoria University, India campus

Victoria University (VU) has had an eventful 2017 – and its only June. After slashing staff, and creating a separate teaching model for first years, a new research school and an academy for high-potential undergraduate students, they’re now opening a campus ...

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Go8 singled out for a $200 million boost

Disrupt or die seems to be the latest business mantra, and universities are on board. Specifically, the Group of Eight (Go8) universities have welcomed a landmark $200 million investment by UK-based IP Group, a leading intellectual property commercialisation company. The funds ...

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Careers experts don’t fear rise of robots

What will a reliable career look like in 2022? According to the Good Education Group’s 2017 Good Careers Guide, it will be in early education, special education, social work, occupational therapy, speech pathology and audiology. Though 30,000 positions will be ...

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Strong demand for soft skills: Deloitte

We’re not soft enough. That is, when it comes to our skills. That’s the conclusion of a report by Deloitte Access Economics, commissioned by DeakinCo, a workforce professional development provider. The report, Soft Skills for Business Success, found that demand ...

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