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He is 102, works for Perth's Edith Cowan university, and wants to keep his job

Posted: 24/08/2016
A 102-year-old Perth academic told by his university to work from home is not happy about their decision and says he will be stuck inside his flat for most of the day if he has to pack up his office.

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Melbourne University advertises female-only jobs in bid to remedy gender imbalance in maths

Posted: 17/05/2016
The University of Melbourne has taken the extraordinary step of opening up jobs to female applicants only in an attempt to a drive change in the male-dominated area of mathematic academia.

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Maths must be mandatory prerequisite for certain university degrees, experts say

Posted: 17/03/2016
Only 14 per cent of Australia's science university degrees require maths as a condition of entry, and experts say the country's future looks dire if students continue to turn their back on studying maths in high school.

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Hope for new research to improve Indigenous access to university

Posted: 21/02/2016
New research into Indigenous access programs at universities has identified areas of improvement that could better attract and retain Indigenous Australians in tertiary education.

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Is a nationwide principal shortage looming?

Posted: 13/01/2016
As older principals retire, their deputies are reluctant to take up the job due to the workloads, stress and burnout that comes with the job, a new study shows.

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Around the World: South Africa’s student uprising

Posted: 10/12/2015
In South Africa, a schoolteacher earns too little to pay the fees for a son or daughter at a public university, but too much to qualify for a government-provided loan.

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Southern Cross Uni wants its share of $200m ‘ideas boom’

Posted: 08/12/2015
GROUNDBREAKING research at Southern Cross University is poised to gain new footholds in the business world, with the Prime Minister's pledge of $200 million to encourage industry investment.

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Uni considers closing radio station

Posted: 30/11/2015
ADELAIDE could lose its university-funded community radio station under options being considered by the University of Adelaide.

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Brisbane uni student accused of hacking into marking system to improve his grades

Posted: 25/11/2015
A Brisbane student is facing a series of criminal charges after allegedly hacking into the University of Queensland's (UQ) electronic marking system to improve his grades.

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Universities questioned over alleged 'gaming' of research rankings

Posted: 18/11/2015
Several universities are being threatened with tough penalties for allegedly providing data that would artificially boost their performance on prestigious research rankings used to allocate government funding.

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