QS World University Rankings

After the strong results in the recent Academic Rankings of World Universities I offer my congratulations to Australia’s universities which have once again shone on the world stage in the QS World University Rankings, particularly with their consistently-improving research performance rankings.   While there have been some mixed results, they highlight the competitiveness of international…

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Press conference, Cairns

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Press conference, Cairns Topics: Construction commencement of Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine; Office refurbishment 6 September 2016 Simon Birmingham: … $42 million institute that the Federal Government is backing is really about marrying together our world class capabilities in research with the enormous opportunities that exist in the tropics, which by…

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Construction commencement for Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine facility at James Cook University

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Speech at construction commencement for Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine facility at James Cook University 6 September 2016 Thank you very much Leanne Harvey the acting chief executive officer of the Australian Research Council for your welcome and ladies and gentlemen, thank you all for coming along today for this very…

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Clearer information needed to improve student choice

Clearer information and greater transparency are a step closer for Australians looking to go on to higher education after the Turnbull Government’s panel of education experts today released the 82 submissions it had received into reforming higher education admissions processes. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the submissions to the Higher Education Standards…

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Interview on 891 ABC Adelaide with Matthew Abraham and David Bevan

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on 891 ABC Adelaide with Matthew Abraham and David Bevan Topics: Same sex marriage plebiscite; Free trade agreements; Greens’ portfolio allocations; Racial Discrimination Act. 31 August 2016 08:35 AM Matthew Abraham: In just a moment, Sarah Hanson-Young, she's … and she's an unhappy camper at the moment, by both behind the scenes…

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