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Science projects used to bridge cultural divide

A Sydney researcher is the latest to be welcomed into the ranks of an international group that will use science projects to encourage peace between Western and Middle-Eastern nations. Dr Ahmed Moustafa from Western Sydney University’s School of Sciences and ...

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The other kind of sexual harassment on campus

On-campus sexual assault and harassment was one of the biggest news stories of the year. Yet only students were the focus of the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC)’s inquiry and report on this subject. This doesn’t mean university staff are immune to this phenomenon. Indeed, the Weinstein scandal has shifted ...

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Most employable grads ranked, again, if that even matters

China may be academically rising, but its the US that produces the most employable university graduates. That is, according to the seventh annual Times Higher Education (THE) Global University Employability Ranking. Caltech was employers’ top university pick for the second consecutive year, followed ...

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Student seepage worrisome: government

“People are making complicated – and sometimes deeply personal – decisions to withdraw from study when life gets in the way. We shouldn’t pressure students to stay enrolled if they need to care for a dying parent, for instance, and ...

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Gaming tech used to assess stroke impact: USC

Video games, smart phones and wearable technology could be key tools to assist recovery from stroke and sports injuries, according to researchers from the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC). Information on the topic was delivered in a number of ...

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Postgraduate degree market enters competitive era

University students considering further study now have a resource to help inform their decision making, after a postgraduate degree comparison website was launched this month. As competition in the job market continues to grow, the number of Australians taking on ...

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Top scientist named NSW Australian of the Year

One of the world’s top scientists who champions female participation in STEM industries has been named the 2018 NSW Australian of the Year. Professor Michelle Yvonne Simmons specialises in quantum physics and is leading the development of a silicon quantum ...

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