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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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MP attacks UNSW over Barach dismissal

The following is the statement by Dr John Kaye MP to the Parliament of NSW:   In June 2009 University of NSW senior management closed ranks around vice-chancellor Fred Hilmer and dismissed world-leading safety science expert Dr Paul Barach on ...

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UNSW pushes IP barrow to industry

The University of New South Wales plans to offer the bulk of its intellectual property to companies for free, in an effort to turn more university research into real-world applications. The move is picking up on a global trend towards ...

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UNSW ‘should’ support ADFA cadets

The University of New South Wales needs to be more active in the provision of student care at the Australian Defence Force Academy, the university’s student president says. Osman Faruqi, SRC president at UNSW, which runs ADFA’s academic program, said ...

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Biology student NSW Rhodes Scholar

 Eleanor Bath, a science student at the University of NSW with a fascination for evolutionary biology, has been announced as the 2012 NSW Rhodes Scholar. She will travel to Oxford next year where she will undertake a DPhil in the ...

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