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Fare thee well, campus? Not for these universities

The world’s oldest universities weren’t just sites of learning. They were also civic, religious and social institutions. Without Oxford, Bologna and Al-Karueein we wouldn’t have modern-day ethics, or defences against bygone empires or the omniscient power of the medieval church. Universities were ...

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Should there be gender quotas in universities?

Following allegations of sexism in Australian politics, the gender quota debate has reemerged. Liberal MP Julia Banks, in announcing her intended resignation from parliament following the most recent leadership spill, stated the following: “…I’m not done. I am not giving ...

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NYU academic urges students to disagree

We’ve all likely heard the statistics: gay, bisexual, intersex or transgender people comprise only up to 11 per cent of the Australian population, yet they are three times as likely to experience depression. One survey found almost 1 in 2 ...

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WSU to launch drone operations

Western Sydney University will become the first Sydney-based university to formalise its drone operations, when it launches its Drone Research and Teaching Unit (DRTU) next year. Led by Dr Sebastian Pfautsch, the unit will use drone technology both for teaching ...

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WSU to be top of the crops

Sydney’s Hawkesbury region has been fertile since 1891. Now, its getting a new, agricultural lease on life, and making Australia’s food more secure in the process. WSU’s state-of-the-art National Vegetable Protected Cropping Centre, located at its Hawkesbury campus, is the first of its ...

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