As the new government settles in, there has been heated speculation around major changes to the higher education system. Education minister Christopher Pyne’s comments to the media have raised questions across the sector about the Coalition’s vision for universities in Australia
DOESN’T science just happen anyway? Can we leave science to the scientists who know it better? If you have no opinion or interest in how we live our lives and how our future will develop then maybe the answer to these questions is yes.
Mr Paul Jeans BE, FIE Aust, FAICD, a fourth-generation Novocastrian with a leadership career in business spanning more than four decades, has been appointed the University of Newcastle’s seventh Chancellor.
13 unis make the top 100 under 50 by Julie Hare – The Australian
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Aussie universities are the real achievers by Bruce McDougall – The Daily Telegraph
Our students were inspired by a host of occasional speakers during the April graduation ceremonies. If you missed the opportunity to listen to these accomplished high achievers, including a Nobel Prize winner, LISTEN TO THEM here:
Dieters can now have their wine and drink it, guilt-free and minus the hangover. That’s the promise of so-called “light” or low-alcohol, low-calorie wines. But these wines are not considerably lighter and may actually push people toward drinking more.
Opinion article* published in The Conversation written Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics at University of Canberra Lauren Williams and Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle, Professor John Germov.
Planning needs to occur on how Australia can grow a future university workforce to meet the challenges of a fiercely competitive global research and education system, writes Vice-Chancellor, Professor Caroline McMillen.
Opinion article* published in The Conversation co-authored by Dr Nicole Mockler, Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of Newcastle; Dr Tony Loughland, Director of Professional Experience, Faculty of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney; Dr Matthew Clarke, Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at the University of New South Wales; and Belinda Robinson, Chief executive, Universities Australia.
University of Newcastle Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Professor Andrew Parfitt, today reaffirmed Newcastle’s support for the nation to reach the target of 20 per cent of university undergraduate enrolments to be students from a low SES background by 2020.