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Bell to become ANU’s first woman VC

Techno-anthropologist Genevieve Bell AO will be the first woman to lead the Australian National University, taking over from Nobel prizewinner Brian Schmidt when he steps down at the end of the year. ANU chancellor Julie Bishop said Professor Bell, who ...

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Don’t get hung up on uni rankings, Clare says

Australia’s top universities have slid down the most recent world university rankings; however, experts say the popular rankings shouldn’t be the sole barometer of overall success. Times Higher Education (THE) published its 20th edition World University Rankings this year in ...

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Senate condemns handling of sexual violence on campus

Senators unanimously condemned the university sector in a landmark inquiry into current and proposed sexual consent laws, urging the education minister to protect students and staff.  The Legal and Constitutional Affairs Reference Committee (‘the committee’) released its report on Wednesday, ...

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‘Upskirting’ at USYD part of a bigger problem

A Sydney University man was arrested after allegedly taking inappropriate ‘upskirting’ photos of a female student in Fisher Library on 31 August. The man was detained by campus security before police arrived charged him with intentionally recording intimate images without ...

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Vice-chancellors critique the sector

A small cadre of retired and current vice-chancellors have recently come forward to critique the current Australian tertiary education system and the behaviours of its leadership. Emeritus Professor Greg Whately Australian National University Vice-Chancellor and chief Brian Schmidt AC recently ...

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Clare flags university accord progress

Federal education minister Jason Clare will announce the details of the Australian Universities Accord, including its panel of “eminent Australians” and their terms of reference, next month. Speaking to the University Chancellor's Council last week, the minister said the bipartisan ...

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Minister announces ARC overhaul

Australian Research Council grants will be doled out under a stricter timeframe and application processes will be refined under new reforms led by the federal government.  Speaking at a higher education summit in Sydney this week, federal education minister Jason ...

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