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Perth students take to the street to protest budget cuts to education

Australian Universities

By Rebecca Trigger Students have taken to the streets in Perth this afternoon as part of a national protest against plans to overhaul the education system which they say will make it accessible only to the elite. Students are rallying around the country against measures including the deregulation of university fees, which they say will push costs up. With chants ... Read More »

Revolutionising soil testing

University of Southampton

A University of Southampton researcher has helped to develop a wireless network of sensors that is set to revolutionise soil-based salinity measuring. Dr Nick Harris, from Electronics and Electrical Engineering, worked with a group of professors from the University of Western Australia (UWA) to produce the revolutionary sensor that can carry out non-destructive testing of soil samples. The sensor is ... Read More »

Western Australia universities seek new collaborative opportunities with Thai institutions


Organised by StudyPerth Australia and supported by the Australian Embassy, Bangkok, the visit developed bilateral linkages and identified future areas of research collaboration. The mission also explored the opportunities for Australian students to study in Thailand, as the Australian Government aims to increase the number of Australian students studying in the Indo-Pacific region. The delegates representing Murdoch University, Curtin University ... Read More »

The University of Western Australia Scholarships for International Students

Applications are invited from suitably qualified international students for scholarships to undertake the degree of Master by Research or Doctor of Philosophy at The University of Western Australia. The International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) are funded by the Australian Government through the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research (DIISR) and the Scholarships for International Research Fees (SIRF) are funded ... Read More »

World ranked Australian universities go for gold

More Australian universities are now in the top 100 ranked universities in the world, according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities released. Five Australian universities – University of Melbourne, the Australian National University (ANU), University of Queensland (UQ), University of Sydney, and the University of Western Australia (UWA) – all made it into the top 100, compared with four ... Read More »

Australia: Call to uphold university quality by capping students’ numbers

Australia’s $15 billion overseas student industry is being asked to consider caps on student numbers in the name of quality. The idea was floated by an advisory council chaired by businessman Michael Chaney and charged with helping the federal government devise a new strategy for the industry. Rapid growth in international students and fee income peaked in 2009 and some ... Read More »

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