VIC/TAS academics share university accolades

The passion and dedication of academics in Victoria and Tasmania has been celebrated as part of Australia’s premier awards for university teaching. The Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT) recognise and reward educators who have made significant contributions to the quality of student learning over a sustained period. At today’s awards ceremony at the Arts…

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Scholarships for South Australian students on the way

The Turnbull Government is calling on South Australians to apply for $24 million worth of scholarships to skill up and take advantage of opportunities in growing or emerging local industries. Minister for Education and Training and Senator for South Australia Simon Birmingham today outlined the details of the Commonwealth Scholarships Program for South Australia. “We’re…

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QLD academics share university accolades

The innovation and commitment of academics and educators in Queensland have been recognised as part of the Australian Awards for University Teaching. The Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT) recognise and reward staff who have made significant contributions to the quality of student learning over a sustained period. A total of 23 citations were awarded…

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Nobel Prize for Physics win for gravitational waves

The Turnbull Government has congratulated the winners of the 2017 Nobel Prize for Physics, announced overnight, and the many Australian researchers and research institutions that have contributed to their work in gravitational waves. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said winners Professors Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barich and Kip S Thorne were all members…

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SA and NT academics share university accolades

The innovation and commitment of academics and educators in South Australia and the Northern Territory have been recognised as part of the Australian Awards for University Teaching. The Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT) recognise and reward staff who have made significant contributions to the quality of student learning over a sustained period. Six citations…

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Delivering sustainable and student-focussed higher education reforms

The Turnbull Government has welcomed the passage of its higher education reforms through the House of Representatives. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the reforms would ensure Australia’s world-leading higher education system was sustainable into the future while introducing measures that would help boost student outcomes. “We want to give students more choices…

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OECD Education at a Glance 2017

A new report from the OECD has confirmed the strength of Australia’s education system and the opportunities it offers. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the OECD’s 2017 Education at a Glance report showed Australia’s education system ranked amongst the world’s best with high levels of access, participation and attainment and strong employment…

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