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Islamophobes know little of Islam, research finds

The preliminary findings of a Deakin University study suggest that the key to fighting Islamophobia is teaching people about Islam. The preliminary findings of the Muslims and Islamic Religiosity in the West research project included 57 per cent of 304 survey responses ...

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Quirk hurts CSU drop-out rates in federal stats

A data aberration has caused Charles Sturt University to be misrepresented in the latest federal Education Department statistics. These figures reported that almost half of the university’s international students drop out in their first year. The Education Department’s Selected Higher Education ...

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Global perspectives on mass higher education

Australia is a world leader in considering access and quality issues in widening access to higher education Last month, the OECD hosted the Institutional Management in Higher Education (IMHE) General Conference, titled Attaining and Sustaining Mass Higher Education. The conference ...

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Botox for bladder

A substance used in medical procedures and cosmetically to erase wrinkles, could also treat bladder related problems of women, a new study has found. Botox injections work in the same way as daily pills do to treat urinary incontinence. It ...

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Sink or swim sunk

Students attending the University of Chicago are no longer required to swim for their degrees, ending a 60-year tradition that upset a number of undergraduates. They will no longer have to pass a swim test or take a swimming course ...

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Bee brain a real buzz

Scientists at two British universities are working on a project to create a simulated bee brain to implant into robots, in the hope that the machines will mimic the actions of a real bee. The project is being led by ...

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Monk blamed for student woes

A group of medical students from the University of Science, Malaysia has allegedly been brainwashed into abandoning their studies by a Buddhist monk. Young Buddhist Association of Malaysia lay adviser Chong Hung Wang said the student Buddhist association from the ...

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UK concern at open-access costs

The cost of making the transition to full open access could require universities to discourage or bar researchers from publishing minor papers in order to maintain funds for publication in top journals. That is the conclusion of one of the ...

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Mountain hidden by molehill

A botched attempt at a small increase in school class sizes has drawn attention away from the growing problem of teacher development. We have been through interesting times over here in New Zealand. It all started about six weeks ago ...

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