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Sydney uni cuts maths prerequisites for some degrees

The body representing Australia’s top scientists has said it is “concerned” by the University of Sydney’s decision to remove the maths prerequisite for students enrolling in a range of degrees that demand maths expertise. Australian Academy of Science president Chennupati ...

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Monash under fire for $127k farewell party

Monash University has been scolded by the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) for spending $127,134 on a send-off party for its outgoing vice-chancellor, revealed in documents shown to the union. Professor Margaret Gardner has left Monash to become the Governor ...

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Uni students continue to protest for Palestine

University students are continuing to protest the Israel-Gaza war five months into its duration, some during class time without penalty. Activists called on high school and university students to skip class and attend a “Strike for Palestine” demonstration planned outside Sydney’s Town Hall ...

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Will the Accord have a ‘wealth tax’?

Labor’s Universities Accord ­review of higher education is ­expected to back a financial levy on universities based on their broader levels of revenue, a move designed to penalise the institutions with large numbers of international students without explicitly saying so. The ...

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Students tell parliament how to prepare for AI

Rapid developments in artificial intelligence mean the key skills that need to be taught by the education system are curiosity, adaptability, and critical and analytical thinking, according to two University of Technology Sydney students who gave evidence to a parliamentary committee on ...

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USyd partners with ed-tech service HEX

The University of Sydney (USyd) has partnered with ed-tech company HEX, which will offer short courses to address digital skills gaps in students, and act as a stepping stone into higher education or employment. The partnership will see university credit ...

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