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At an OECD glance, we’re an education mélange

The title of the ‘Australia’ section of the OECD’s latest annual, education-centric report could be ‘nevertheless’. This is because most negatives seemed to be counterbalanced with positives. For example, Education at a Glance 2018 revealed that while our university fees are relatively high, ...

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Top journal suspends submissions after influx

What’s the opposite of a predatory journal? A dismissive one? The Review of Higher Education (RHE) falls into the latter category. The top-in-field journal, published by Johns Hopkins University Press, recently suspended submissions after reporting a more than two-year backlog. While that’s newsworthy ...

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ACU first Aussie uni to go hard on soft drinks

ACU has included a ‘no added sugar’ policy in its rule book, becoming the first Australian university to do so. After analysing vending machine offerings across its campuses and discovering that over half of beverages contained extra sweet stuff, they removed soft drinks, ...

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Strictly speaking: anamorphosis

In classical Greek, anamorphosis meant “transformation”, and was first applied by Renaissance artists to a highly regarded technique of manipulating the perspective on an image. It presented an apparently distorted drawing of an object, which when seen reflected in a ...

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Why universities need to measure the stakeholder experience

Attracting students both domestically and internationally is essential to the ongoing success of Australian universities. However, competition is fierce, not just within Australia but from global and online providers alike. Consequently, universities are looking to leverage any competitive advantage they ...

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