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Key education issues in the media: expert responds

Teacher performance-linked pay, teacher performance generally and student achievement – these are three issues that are never far from the headlines. But are the debates founded on sound evidence or merely the thought bubbles of politicians and populist commentators? We ...

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Music video to smash STEM glass ceiling

A bold audio-visual project aimed at highlighting the attractiveness of a STEM career for young women had its worldwide launch on Friday. Part of a greater campaign by eight top universities, led by the University of New South Wales, it’s a music ...

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Floodwater is no place for driving a car

With reports that Sydney’s Warragamba Dam may soon burst, and with parts of Victoria and Queensland bracing for storms and floods, University of New South Wales engineers have a simple message for any motorist considering driving through floodwater: don’t do it. ...

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Gene-based medicine centre to open at ANU

A centre dedicated to using a person’s own genes to cure their illness will soon be set up at the Australian National University. ANU has received $7.3 million from Australian Capital Territory Health to set up Canberra Clinical Genomics. This centre will work ...

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Finkel joins Australian Academy of Science

Australia’s Chief Scientist Alan Finkel has jokingly cited his having “being born with the science gene” as a key factor behind his election as a fellow by the Australian Academy of Science. AAS’s election citation – released with a list ...

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