Archived News for Education Sector Professionals - August, 2013
An Aboriginal community has taken the lead on improving education services for its youth, with a group in the Northern Territory putting up $1 million for a customised approach to learning.
There has been outrage this week in the Western Australian education sector, after the State Government announced hundreds will be sacked and funding in some areas will be cut by 30 per cent.
One of Australia’s most prolific ecologists and freshwater scientists, Professor Sam Lake has been awarded the highest honour that can be given for outstanding scientific contributions to limnology, the scientific study of inland waters.
Three Australian institutions have been recognised for their efforts to combat wheat rust diseases, receiving the Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI) Gene Stewardship prize.
A big player in the financial services education provision sector has put its support behind moves by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission away from overseeing training and education.
A joint initiative will see an in-depth survey of the Great Australian Bight carried out over four years by the CSIRO in collaboration with BP oil explorations.
Mobile phones, computers, video game consoles and other such devices are crammed with an unbelievable amount of microscopic transistors to allow them to process information, but still none have come close to the complexity or computing scale of the human brain.
The Academic Ranking of World Universities has been released by a Chinese institution for the tenth consecutive year, and seen 19 Australian universities ranked in the world’s top 500.
Two legal experts from the University of Canberra have warned against schools’ complacency on cyber-bullying, saying a school could be sued in some circumstances.