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Flinders to rays the roof on solar energy

Almost 6000 solar panels have been fixed above a Flinders University carpark and onto its rooftops. The arrays will provide one-fifth of the electricity needed to power the university’s Bedford Park campus, while providing shade for the cars parked below. ...

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UniSA and UofA: a merger, a marriage, or both?

It could be the 'super university' that transforms the city of churches into the university city. Or, it could be a cost-cutting exercise. These are the headlines surrounding the potential University of South Australia-University of Adelaide merger. Yet, it is much more complicated than these extremes ...

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University FLEXes driverless shuttle deal

South Australian university students will soon be able to head to class in an electric shuttle as part of a five-year trial of autonomous vehicle technology. Dubbed FLEX, or Flinders Express, the public shuttle will operate between the Clovelly Park ...

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Student doctor rockers play for degrees

Against a backdrop of high-profile junior doctor suicides, Flinders University is introducing novelty into its medical degree. The Adelaide-based institution is piloting a music subject for second-year students, as part of the degree's new, mandatory personal and professional development stream. Its coordinators hope ...

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Flinders University program halves school bullying

An anti-bullying program developed by Flinders University has successfully halved the number of incidents at Adelaide's Brighton Secondary School. Independent evaluations conducted in Greece, Malta and Japan show the program is already achieving similar results around the world. The PEACE ...

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Cyber factory to train future students

A new ‘cyber factory’ in Tonsley, South Australia, will be used to train Australia’s future students in automation, robotics and implementing new digital technologies. Flinders University will install the Tonsley Manufacturing Innovation Hub with the help of a $490,000 grant ...

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On the Move November

WATTERSTON HEADED FOR MELBOURNE Dr Jim Watterston has been appointed dean of the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. He is currently the director-general of the Queensland Department of Education and Training, and has more than 30 years’ experience in education, ...

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Goals require Olympic effort

The formula for Australia’s sporting accomplishments holds the key to greater innovation. By Michael Barber. It seems hardly necessary to stress the importance of innovation, particularly for productivity growth and, hence, future economic development. But whilst innovation is one of ...

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