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Professor Barry Spurr suspended by Sydney University over offensive emails

University of Sydney

Spurr, an advisor to the central government’s national English educational program survey, has been suspended over ‘genuine assertions’, college says. The University of Sydney has suspended Prof Barry Spurr over messages in which he called the leader, Tony Abbott, an “Abo sweetheart”, Indigenous Australians “human trash tips” and Nelson Mandela as a “darky”. In an announcement, the college said Spurr ... Read More »

$100k degrees a fantasy: University of Sydney

University of Sydney

The University of Sydney has promised that its understudies won’t endure extravagant expense increments under a deregulated framework, with course costs for notoriety degrees, for example, law and business staying great underneath $100,000. In an accommodation to a Senate request examining the legislature’s proposed advanced education changes, the college contends that claims of taking off expenses have been “uncontrollably overstated”. ... Read More »

Sydney University bows to request from Sri Lankan military and police

University of Western Sydney

The University of Sydney has withdrawn welcomes for two Sri Lankan human rights associations to a global gathering at the solicitation of the Sri Lankan military, irritated campaigners. The college is because of host a two day occasion in Bangkok from Monday alongside the University of Colombo, which will see delegates from far and wide talk about the upgrade of ... Read More »

Australia: Universities spend billions in race to be the best

University of Sydney

The University of Sydney plans to spend $2.5 billion transforming its historic campus, as a building arms race between higher education providers reaches unprecedented levels. The university has $1 billion of building works under way, and it has now lodged with the NSW government a more expansive, $1.5 billion master plan for the Darlington-Camperdown campus. For alumni, many of the ... Read More »

Hindi courses in Australian university

Australian National University

As the number of people willing to study Hindi and Sanskrit outside India, several universities in Australia are offering courses in Hindi, a national language of India. On the other hand, several scholars have taken lessons from Indian universities such as Varanasi to be able to educate students of their country. The Australian National University (ANU) teaches Hindi via virtual ... Read More »

Gaokao gets accepted by overseas universities

Gaokao Chinese Students

International horizons have opened up for students sitting the national college entrance exam as an increasing number of overseas universities accept the exam’s scores, according to educational analysts. Millions of Chinese students sit the exam, also known as gaokao, every year but only a select few enter the top domestic universities.  “The situation has changed as more foreign universities accept ... Read More »

University of Sydney leg-up scheme has ATAR system on ropes

University of Sydney

By Heath Gilmore The primacy of the Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank as the gateway into university is under siege. Students from disadvantaged backgrounds given a leg up into the University of Sydney are outperforming their more affluent peers. Last year, the students, targeted under a new scheme known as E12, were 5 per cent more successful in completing their units ... Read More »

Summer Research Scholarships for Undergraduate Students in Australia, 2014

University of Sydney

University of Sydney offers scholarships for undergraduate students in Australia. The scholarships are available to undertake a research project over a period of eight weeks. International students can apply for these scholarships if they are currently enrolled and studying full-time in an undergraduate degree at an Australian University and they hold an appropriate and valid Australian visa to cover the scholarship ... Read More »

University of Sydney launches new arts programs

University of Sydney

The University of Sydney has launched five new postgraduate degrees including a Masters of Art Curating and a Masters of Museum and Heritage Studies.  The courses, which are between 18 and 24 months in length, have been developed through extensive industry research. ‘These new master’s programs are a clear commitment to providing students with an outstanding educational experience and the ... Read More »

First joint professors to lead the Monash-Warwick global research agenda

Monash University

The Monash Warwick Alliance has made its first three joint research appointments as part of a drive to tackle the global challenges of the 21st Century. Two leading polymer chemists – Professor Tom Davis and Professor Sébastien Perrier – will join the Alliance to work in the rapidly emerging field of nanomedicine. Professor Adam Lee, whose work bridges the fields ... Read More »

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