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Newcastle appoints alumnus Chancellor

The University of Newcastle has appointed a new Chancellor to succeed the institution’s current Chancellor, who will retire at the end of the year. The Honourable Patricia Forsythe AM will take over the position from Chancellor Mr Paul Jeans upon ...

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Investment into tertiary study in NSW state budget

The Minns government's first NSW state budget released September 19 includes investment into higher education for essential workforces and an increase in funding for vocational education and training (VET.) Increasing public sector employment is a priority for the 2023-24 spending, ...

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Bell to become ANU’s first woman VC

Techno-anthropologist Genevieve Bell AO will be the first woman to lead the Australian National University, taking over from Nobel prizewinner Brian Schmidt when he steps down at the end of the year. ANU chancellor Julie Bishop said Professor Bell, who ...

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Don’t get hung up on uni rankings, Clare says

Australia’s top universities have slid down the most recent world university rankings; however, experts say the popular rankings shouldn’t be the sole barometer of overall success. Times Higher Education (THE) published its 20th edition World University Rankings this year in ...

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Govt cracks down on ‘dodgy’ education agents

The federal government has announced major changes are underway to combat the rorting of international student visas and to better protect students. Christine Nixon AO delivered a Rapid Review into the Exploitation of Australia’s Visa System (Nixon Review) to address ...

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Union to strike at Melbourne universities

The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) members working at the University of Melbourne (UniMelb) and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) will strike next week in a continuing battle with university management. UniMelb union members across campus will stop ...

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