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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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New plan aims to build rural workforce

Education institutions need to ensure that more medical students come from rural backgrounds, or are required to complete training in rural areas, the Australian Medical Association (AMA) says. The proposal forms part of a document released today, which puts forward ...

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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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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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