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Regional unis bring dough to others

Australia's third oldest tertiary institution brings more than education to its communities, a new report finds. An economic impact study provides that Federation University contributes over $230 million in real GDP to its rural Victorian bases. Conducted by the Nous Group together ...

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Universities collectively outraged by MYEFO

What does it take to get higher education cuts through parliament? The government thinks its latest measures – released as part of their Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) – might do it. But universities aren't so sure. A summary of ...

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Regional unis request strategic overhaul

Despite rural, regional and remote universities being 'anchor institutions' – the economic and intellectual hearts of their respective towns – they're not recognised as such by the federal government. That's the key message of the Regional Universities Network (RUN)'s new National Regional ...

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Academic paints picture of regional art

Marcus Bussey, a lecturer in future studies and world history, put the importance of regional art under the spotlight at his Arts Matters workshops in June. Jointly organised by the University of the Sunshine Coast and Artslink Queensland, the two-day ...

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Perkins goes to work for regional unis

Dr Caroline Perkins keeps a mental list of the “great initiatives” that help regional universities stay competitive with their metropolitan counterparts. On it are things like the Collaborative Research Networks program, the Structural Adjustment Fund, and regional loading.  So it’s little ...

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Curtin defends rural medicine stance

Curtin University has rejected suggestions that its planned medical school will increase pressure on clinical placements and fail to deliver more rural and regional doctors. Professor Jill Downie, pro-vice chancellor of health sciences at Curtin, said that claims by the Australian ...

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