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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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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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A lack of chemistry

One of the reasons for falling science enrolments seems to be the growing number of HSC subjects. Darragh O Keeffe talks to the Chief Scientist and other experts on the worrying trend. The long-running discussion about declining enrolments in science ...

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Accountants add up cost of sustainability

To meet future demands accountants will have to look outside traditional business to concentrate more on areas such as science, the environment and government. In Adelaide recently academics, professional bodies and the profession at large, gathered together to discuss the ...

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Monash and Warwick team up for a global future

Monash University in Melbourne and The University of Warwick (UK) have signed a new agreement to create an alliance that will clearly establish both as “globally networked universities”. Vice-Chancellor for Warwick Professor Nigel Thrift and vice-chancellor for Monash Professor Ed ...

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Cautious welcome by VET for wider HECS

A proposal by the federal government to extend HECS-style loans to some VET students has been welcomed by the sector, which has been lobbying for such a scheme for some time. Negotiations are still underway with the states and territories ...

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New Strategy for Asia literacy: Garrett

A new stakeholder group to provide advice to government on how to boost Asia literacy in schools is to be convened shortly, Minister for School Education Peter Garrett has confirmed. The group will consist of educators, academics, teachers, the business ...

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Sector pays tribute to Carr’s work in innovation

The tertiary education sector has paid tribute to outgoing Innovation, Industry, Science and Research Minister Kim Carr, one of several ministers moved in the cabinet reshuffle. Carr will leave his current post as minister for innovation, industry, science and research ...

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