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Influx of foreign students continues

Foreign students are flocking to our (mostly) sunny shores in increasing numbers, government data has revealed. In the first quarter of this year, international students increased by 15 per cent, to 480,092. A third were from China; followed by 11 ...

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Boost in research funds for UC

The University of Canberra tripled its research income in the past year signing contracts to the value of $21.2 million, its highest level of research income to date. This was almost three times the $7.2 million value of contracts signed ...

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Finding funds for outback digs

 The cost of research for archaeology and anthropology could be reduced by tapping money that mining companies pay for cultural heritage compliance, writes Claire Smith. Recent changes to grants programs run by the Australian Research Council (ARC) and the Australian ...

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US Navy sweet on our biofuel

Australian researchers have drawn the attention of foreign governments and big investors.  The importance of energy reserves to Australia and its allies has been highlighted by a visit to our shores by the US Navy’s director for operational energy, Chris ...

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Sum of us, not some of us: mathematicians

 Leading academics are calling for a campaign to make maths appeal to students and increase the number of teachers. By Jennifer Bennett. The federal government should appoint a national adviser in mathematics and set up a campaign to raise awareness ...

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One campus with different goals

As unis, TAFEs and private providers move into each other’s territory some interesting challenges arise, writes Nick Fredman. It is not news that broad economic and social change, and government policy, are eroding the barriers between vocational and higher education. ...

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Uni e-presses attack Adler plan

University e-presses have hit out at a proposal to create a new centralised network, saying it is elitist and out of step with the academic publishing industry. A national university press network is one of 21 major recommendations made late ...

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