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Able to leap giant problems

Researchers are excited at the prospect of using Australia’s first supercomputer The Australian National University will be home to the nation’s first supercomputer, which will provide much greater computational services to the research community. The petascale supercomputer will be used ...

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New ARC head likes the big challenges

When Professor Aidan Byrne was a small child he liked taking things apart, which is something small children tend to do. The difference with Byrne was, he knew how to put them back together again.    “I think I picked ...

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ANU council endorses music school cuts

The future of the Australian National University’s music school is now being decided, with submissions on plans to cut staff and restructure the degree program closing last Friday. The National Tertiary Education Union has expressed disappointment at the university council’s ...

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ANU Music staff unaware of consortium talks

Staff at the Australian National University’s school of music were not informed of talks to form a consortium with the local chamber of commerce before the announcement was reported in the media on Friday. Stephen Darwin, the ACT divisional secretary ...

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ANU backs down on job cuts

The Australian National University has decided not to use mass redundancies to save $40 million, although vice-chancellor Professor Ian Young has said some redundancies may still be necessary in the future.  The National Tertiary Education Union welcomed the decision and ...

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Flagship courses may give unis a boost

Outstanding courses could present a way for universities to stand out in the crowd – and attract more funding from the government, a seminar in Melbourne has been told. The Base Funding Review panel suggested that universities could offer undergraduate ...

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Uni staffs join forces to oppose cuts

Staff and students protesting planned budget cuts at the Australian National University have been told they have the support of colleagues at The University of Sydney. National Tertiary Education Union NSW division secretary Michael Thomson told a rally in Canberra that ...

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ANU staff reject proposed job cuts

Staff at the Australian National University in Canberra have rejected plans for redundancies, with union representatives saying there are other ways to save money than by cutting jobs – and that the university may not be in the financial straits ...

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Jobs on the line at ANU

The Australian National University is the latest institution to flag the possibility of staff cuts, with vice-chancellor Ian Young announcing it needs to save $40 million dollars to remain financially healthy. But the National Tertiary Education Union says the suggested cuts ...

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