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Employment rates dip for engineering graduates

The fulltime employment rate for graduates with a bachelor’s in mining engineering fell to 76.3 per cent in 2015, according to statistics from Graduate Careers Australia. For an industry characterised by peaks and troughs, these are the lowest employment numbers since ...

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US spy money funds Aussie research into human reasoning

The University of Melbourne and Monash University have received multimillion dollar grants from a US government intelligence agency to conduct research aimed at improving human reasoning. UniMelb has been allocated $24.9 million from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), ...

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Private tutoring gets the Uber treatment

The Australian private tutoring industry has now been Ubered by a pair of software engineers operating out of Brisbane. For co-chief executives and founders Sam Robertson and Cameron Schmidt, the story of Scooter Tutor began in 2007. Schmidt initially came ...

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New IRU chair sets sights on equity policies

Restoring the Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program and including sub-degree loans in the demand-driven system are two of the priorities for the Innovative Research Universities (IRU) group’s new chair, professor Colin Stirling. This puts the IRU – a network ...

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