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The other kind of sexual harassment on campus

On-campus sexual assault and harassment was one of the biggest news stories of the year. Yet only students were the focus of the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC)'s inquiry and report on this subject. This doesn't mean university staff are immune to this phenomenon. Indeed, the Weinstein scandal has shifted ...

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Student seepage worrisome: government

“People are making complicated – and sometimes deeply personal – decisions to withdraw from study when life gets in the way. We shouldn’t pressure students to stay enrolled if they need to care for a dying parent, for instance, and ...

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ATAR not decisive in UNSW law entry

In the summer of 2016, University of New South Wales Law quietly unveiled a new entry process for undergraduates: prospective students are assessed for admission to the faculty based on their ATAR and their score in a Law Admission Test (LAT). The ...

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Lasers may help prevent fatal air crashes

University of NSW researchers have developed a low-cost laser sensor that can quickly and accurately measure the velocity of commercial passenger aircraft to help prevent fatal plane crashes. Using facilities provided by the Defence Science and Technology Organisation in Melbourne, ...

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Greens oppose increase in student fees

The Greens higher education spokeswoman Senator Lee Rhiannon said her party would oppose the push by the University of NSW vice-chancellor and chairman of the Group of Eight, Professor Fred Hilmer, to give universities the power to set course fees. ...

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Link between prostate cancer viruses

Two common viruses known to be associated with human cancers are both present – and may be collaborating with each other – in most male prostate cancers, a new study suggests. The human papillomavirus, or HPV, virus along with the ...

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UNSW students protest over cuts

Students at the University of New South Wales have staged a protest over the sacking of staff a week after similar action at the University of Sydney ended with the riot squad being called in. The protest was peaceful but ...

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Glasgow academic joins UNSW

International director and head of student recruitment for the University of Glasgow, Fiona Docherty, has been appointed pro-vice-chancellor (international) at the University of NSW. She will take up the position in August this year. Docherty will replace Jennie Lang, who ...

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Feeding the knowledge economy

Throwing open the gates to thousands more university students is an historic moment in higher education, but as always, the devil is in the detail. Almost a century ago a breathless editorial in The Sydney Morning Herald reported that universities ...

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