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Elite universities and TAFE join forces to address 'vast chasm' in tertiary education
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Elite universities and TAFE join forces to address 'vast chasm' in tertiary education

Elite universities and the TAFE sector have joined forces to "draw a line in the political sand".

  • by Fergus Hunter and Henrietta Cook

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'It's a bit silly': Universities re-name O-Week, dump term 'fresher'
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'It's a bit silly': Universities re-name O-Week, dump term 'fresher'

In a bid to change the boozy, sleazy reputation of O-Week and Fresher Fest, universities are changing their names.

  • by Jordan Baker and Sarah Keoghan
Data wizard exodus potentially harmful to WA economy
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Data wizard exodus potentially harmful to WA economy

WA is losing skilled data science graduates to over east and overseas but one of WA’s biggest IT employers is fighting for them to stay.

  • by Hamish Hastie
Labor promises $40,000 bursaries to encourage 'best and brightest' into teaching
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Labor promises $40,000 bursaries to encourage 'best and brightest' into teaching

Up to 1000 high-achieving students and professionals a year would receive tax-free bursaries during their teaching degrees.

  • by Fergus Hunter
Universities relieved after Defence is denied sweeping new powers over research
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Universities relieved after Defence is denied sweeping new powers over research

The department had sought to exert greater control over research partnerships because of national security concerns.

  • by Fergus Hunter
'I’d prefer to do something I love': Top students shun law, medicine
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'I’d prefer to do something I love': Top students shun law, medicine

There is intense pressure for high-achieving students to chase careers with high salaries and “not waste” their ATARs. Meet the students bucking this trend.

  • by Henrietta Cook
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Canberra Now: ANU opens cultural precinct; Canberrans invest in solar farm
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Canberra Now: ANU opens cultural precinct; Canberrans invest in solar farm

Plus, Geocon's bid to expanded its WOVA development has been rejected.

  • by Emily Barton
Five new Country Universities Centres to stop 'brain drain'
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Five new Country Universities Centres to stop 'brain drain'

Alex Forner, who did her bachelors and honours degrees from Broken Hill and is about to begin a post-graduate certificate, will soon become the only local psychologist-in-training at her clinic.

  • by Pallavi Singhal
Push for historic federal takeover of vocational education system
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Push for historic federal takeover of vocational education system

Historic reshaping that would likely face resistance from some state governments.

  • by Fergus Hunter
Former Border Force chief pulls book from MUP, fearing lack of support
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Former Border Force chief pulls book from MUP, fearing lack of support

Roman Quaedvlieg has withdrawn an upcoming memoir that was to be published by Melbourne University Publishing, citing concerns that it won't support him over the book's highly political nature.

  • by Clay Lucas
Alison Harcourt, the almost-forgotten genius
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Alison Harcourt, the almost-forgotten genius

This remarkable woman's impact on Australian society almost went unnoticed.

  • by Markus Mannheim