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University reforms: Australia should be bubbling with rage

University reforms: Australia should be bubbling with rage | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

The Abbott opposition repeatedly claimed there would be no changes to higher education; the government is now considering reintroducing a cap on university places. Australians should be appalled (...) - The Guardian, by Luke Mansillo, 26 September, 2013

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Australia's Top Scientist Calls for a National Strategic Science Policy

Australia's Top Scientist Calls for a National Strategic Science Policy | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Australia's top science adviser yesterday warned the nation that it was time to feel a "sense of urgency" about its slipping science and technology expertise or risk falling behind the rest of the world scientifically and economically.

 

Ian Chubb, the Australian government's chief scientist, made the remarks while unveiling a position papercalling for a strategic plan to advance science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in the nation. (...) - Science/AAAS, by 2013-08-01

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[Australia] Half the nation’s PhD holders are from overseas

[Australia] Half the nation’s PhD holders are from overseas | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

In the 1850s, Chinese immigrants referred to the Australian gold fields as Xin Jin Shan, the New Gold Mountain, whereas the Californian gold rush was in decline and had become known as Jiu Jin Shan, the Old Gold Mountain. In the 21st century, a new group of Chinese has come to Australia seeking the gold that is linked to obtaining a degree.

Although universities in many Western countries are enrolling increasing numbers of Chinese, few could match the proportionate flood into Australian higher education, where the offspring of parents in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore now number more than 150,000.(...) - University World News, by Geoff Maslen, 18 May 2013 Issue No:272

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Fears grow over Australian science funding

Fears grow over Australian science funding | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Researchers braced for budget cuts.

 

Tensions are mounting between Australian scientists and the federal government amid fears that science will be hit hard in the federal budget, due on 14 May.

The minority Labor government, which has the support of the Australian Greens and some independents, has already announced cuts to science funding, and some fear that there could be further assaults in a budget that is expected to be tight. Policy experts are worried that institutions such as the Australian Research Council, which funds most university research, and government science agencies, including the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, will be affected. (...) - Nature News, by Cheryl Jones, 09 May 2013

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Australia: Crowdfunding could make research Pozible

For the first time an Australian university is using the ‘crowdfunding’ system to attract money from the public to cover all or some of the costs of research.

Eight academics at Deakin University in Melbourne have turned to a crowdfunding site called http://Pozible.comin an attempt to raise funds for their research projects. (...) - University World News, by Geoff Maslen, 08 May 2013 Issue No:271

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In Shift, Australia Would End R&D Tax Breaks for Big Firms to Fund New Innovation Networks

In Shift, Australia Would End R&D Tax Breaks for Big Firms to Fund New Innovation Networks | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

The Australian government is proposing to spend AUD $500 million over 4 years to establish and support up to 10 "Industry Innovation Precincts" that will create collaborations between academic, government, and industry researchers to commercialize promising discoveries. At the same time, however, the government wants to cut AUD $1billion from research and development tax breaks for large firms, a move that could hit up to 20 of the nation's biggest companies. (...)  - ScienceInsider, by Leigh Dayton, 25 February 2013

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Australia: Government rejects its own committee’s recommendations

 More than a year ago, Australia’s federal government released the recommendations of a report it had commissioned on base funding of higher education. Among other findings, the report (http://www.innovation.gov.au/HigherEducation/Policy/BaseFundingReview/Documents/HigherEd_FundingReviewReport.pdf) called for a boost in government spending on university teaching and learning. (...) - University World News, by Geoff Maslen, 30 January 2013 Issue No:257

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Australia: Student debt balloons to A$28 billion, report reveals

Australia: Student debt balloons to A$28 billion, report reveals | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

 Australia’s university students and their predecessors now owe taxpayers A$28 billion (US$29.4 billion) – a direct result of taking out government loans over the past 23 years to cover much of the cost of their tuition. A report released last Monday says that more than $6 billion of the money owed is unlikely ever to be repaid and is increasing each year. - University World News, byGeoff Maslen, 22 January 2013, Issue No:256

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Nouveau rapport sur la transformation inévitable du système universitaire

Le 22 octobre 2012, la firme internationale Ernst & Young publiait le rapport University of the Future: A Thousand Year Old Industry on the Cusp of Profound Change (http://www.industrymailout.com/Industry/LandingPage.aspx?id=1113899&p=1) dans lequel on annonce dès la préface que le système d’éducation universitaire actuel est entré dans une période de transformation existentielle : son rôle dans la société, son mode d’opération, sa structure économique et sa valeur sont remis en question. (...) - Blog L’éveilleur, 8 novembre 2012

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Muted Reaction to New Science Budget in Australia

Muted Reaction to New Science Budget in Australia | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA—The limbo is over for Australian researchers: Research grants are flowing once again. Over the past several rather tense weeks, the federal government froze all science grants while seeking to balance the nation's budget. But the midyear budget released on 22 October had welcome relief: AUS $1.686 billion for the Australian Research Council, the National Health and Medical Research Council, and the Cooperative Research Centres.(...) - ScienceInsider, by Elizabeth Finkel on 24 October 2012

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[Australia] Investing in better health by spending more on research

A federal government-commissioned review of health and medical research has called for additional spending of up to A$3 billion (US$3 billion) a year to be spent on health and medical research in Australia over the next 10 years.

The government established the review panel following widespread protests by medical researchers across the country earlier this year, when it was feared the National Health and Medical Research Council, or NH&MRC was facing an A$400 million cut in its budget.
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Conservative government of men scraps science ministry

Conservative government of men scraps science ministry | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Australia’s 28th prime minister, Tony Abbott, has dispensed with a minister of science and a minister for climate change in a new cabinet he announced last Monday. It is the first time since the science portfolio was created in 1931 that Australia has not had a science minister.

But Abbott came under most fire from within and without his party for his cabinet’s ‘female-lite’ composition: only one woman among the 18 men and a total of five women in a ministry of 30, plus one female parliamentary secretary out of 12. (...)  - University World News, by Geoff Maslen, 17 September 2013 Issue No:288

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Postdoc salaries hold strong Down Under - 31 July 2013 - New Scientist

As research funding takes a hit the world over, Australian postdocs are weathering the economic storm

When funding cuts lead to the closure of small labs around the globe, what's a postdoctoral fellow to do? For an increasing number of postdocs the world over, the answer is simple: go to Australia. (...) - NewScientist, by Sarah-Jane Collins, 31 July 2013

 

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Institutions: Australian academy is fair to women

It is not true that the Australian Academy of Science, of which I am president, treats women with disdain (Nature 497, 7; 2013). The absence of women elected as fellows in 2013 is of great concern, but it is an anomaly.

Election of women to our academy has steadily increased, from… (...) - by Suzanne Cory, Nature 497, 439 (23 May 2013)

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Australia: University reform to hurt students

The Australian government’s recent proposed cuts to university funding and student loans will cost universities A$1 billion (US$1,02 billion) a year by 2017 and make it harder for people to balance study and work, the chief of the peak body for Australian universities said last week, write Bella Counihan and Sunanda Creagh for The Conversation. (...) -The Conversation via University World News, 11 May 2013 Issue No:271

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[Australia] Higher education alarmed by A$2.3 billion cut

Alarmed vice-chancellors across Australia face a A$900 million (US$940 million) cut to their universities’ revenues with a further A$1.4 billion to be slashed from higher education over the next four years so that the federal government can generate some of the A$14.5 billion it plans to allocate to schools.

Professor Glyn Davis, chair of the main lobby group Universities Australia, said the cut was on top of A$1billion taken from the sector’s research budget less than six months ago through the mid-year economic and fiscal outlook process. (..) - University World News, by Geoff Maslen, 16 April 2013 Issue No:268

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$1 billion plan to unleash research and innovation drivers

$1 billion plan to unleash research and innovation drivers | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Australian universities have welcomed an announcement by Prime Minister Julia Gillard of a US$1 billion plan to boost jobs through industry and innovation, saying it had the potential to unleash research and innovation as the key drivers of national productivity. (...) - University World News, by Geoff Maslen, 19 February 2013, Issue No:260

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Australian science agency may face more questions on alleged bullying

Australian science agency may face more questions on alleged bullying | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

CSIRO responds to review with staff training, but denies that harassment is widespread. (...) - by Stephen Pincock, Nature, 28 January 2013

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Major research council opts for open access policy

Major research council opts for open access policy | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

 Australia’s major non-medical research funding organisation has adopted a new, open access policy that means the results of all the research it backs must be made freely available. This will require the published results to be deposited in an ‘open access institutional repository’ within 12 months of the date of publication in a journal. (...) - University World News, by Geoff Maslen, 10 January 2013, Issue No:254

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Australia: Government slashes A$1 billion from university spending

Australia: Government slashes A$1 billion from university spending | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Australian vice-chancellors were shocked on Monday by the federal government’s unexpected decision to slash A$1 billion (US$1 billion) from higher education spending over the next five years.

Hundreds of jobs are expected to be lost as universities revise their planned budgets with the Group of Eight research-intensive universities likely to be the most seriously affected. (...) - University World News, Geoff Maslen, 23 October 2012

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Australian research grants escape government cutbacks

Australian research grants escape government cutbacks | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it
But universities are hit by cuts to overheads support.

 

Australia’s research grants have been left untouched in mid-year spending adjustments aimed at maintaining a budget surplus. But scientists are not entirely happy with the figures announced today: over the next four years, the government has removed some A$499 million (US$515 million) from funds that help universities meet the overhead costs of research, such as equipment and infrastructure. (...) - Nature, by James Mitchell Crow, 22 October 2012

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Australian Panel Calls for Major Changes in Nation's Biomedical Research

Australian Panel Calls for Major Changes in Nation's Biomedical Research | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

An Australian advisory panel is suggesting sweeping changes to the nation's biomedical research programs in order to better link science to health care—along with a hefty spending boost. But the recommendations, released today, come as the Australian government is reportedly considering a freeze on research grants as part of austerity plans. (...) - ScienceInsider, by David Malakoff on 3 October 2012

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