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RUN announces new chair, USC’s Hill

University of the Sunshine Coast vice-chancellor professor Greg Hill will replace University of Southern Queensland vice-chancellor Jan Thomas as chair of the Regional Universities Network (RUN) on November 17, 2016. RUN's other universities are Central Queensland University, Federation University, Southern Cross ...

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We need humanities students, business leaders say

Business leaders told a forum that industry still needs humanities graduates. Business Council of Australia chief executive Jennifer Westacott said many people in Western countries are anxious, disengaged and frustrated, and now “question globalisation, migration, innovation and the value and virtues ...

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Maths teaching drained by gender inequity, ageing: AMSI

Gender inequity will exacerbate shortages in the mathematical workforce caused by an ageing population, a new report from the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute has warned. AMSI director professor Geoff Prince has quoted figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics that show ...

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UTS aims for autonomy at intersection of innovation, industry

Chinese technology brand Huawei hosted its Asia-Pacific Innovation Day – which is actually two days – labeled 'The Brilliance of Exploration in Sydney', on November 2–3. Speaking on the importance of science and co-operation was University of Technology Sydney deputy vice-chancellor, research, ...

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Student accommodation industry boom predicted

Student accommodation website student.com, has predicted a boom in the Australian purpose-built student housing industry, which is woefully undersupplied. Purpose-built student accommodation refers to housing built specifically for students. Bede Moore, student.com’s head of growth and partnerships Australia, said this accommodation type ...

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Could exams be as stressful as bear attacks?

What’s more stressful, end-of-year university exams or a bear attack? Common sense would suggest the latter, but one educational expert has said some students find exams so nerve-racking that the stress response triggered in a test setting is similar to ...

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Rhodes Scholars for NSW, Victoria announced

A passion for fostering idea booms in developing countries. A curiosity for exploring how technology and education interact. These traits have led to two Australians being named 2017 Rhodes Scholars. Thomas Williamson, a University of Sydney bachelor of economics graduate, was ...

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