Academics lauded for innovative teaching

Enhancing students’ scientific inquiry and encouraging innovation in the teaching of bioethics are just some examples of leading edge university teaching recognised at ceremonies across the country over the coming month. A total of 109 Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning will be awarded to university academics as part of the Government’s prestigious 2016…

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New research centres to help secure Australia’s future

The Turnbull Government today announced it will deliver $283.5 million to set up nine new leading research centres focused on boosting productivity and economic growth, helping Australians adapt to the changing environment and lifting health outcomes. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the ARC Centres of Excellence were some of the most prestigious…

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AEU’s own goal with school funding calculations

For many decades the Federal Government has been the primary government funder of non-government schools in Australia, while states and territories fund 85 per cent of government schools. This is a long established fact and for the Australian Education Union to express surprise or alarm at this ongoing trend is disingenuous at best.   The…

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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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New woodworking centre for Temple Christian College

Students at Adelaide’s Temple Christian College can now hone their skills at a state-of-the-art advanced woodworking centre with high-tech tools and equipment. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham, said the new facilities at the Mile End campus were funded with a $256,000 Australian Government grant. “It was great to visit Temple Christian College to…

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2017 New Colombo Plan mobility grants

Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP, and Minister for Education and Training, Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, today announced the successful applicants for grants under the 2017 New Colombo Plan mobility program. More than 7,400 Australian undergraduate students will live, study and take up internships in countries throughout the Indo-Pacific region next…

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