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  • UNSW a big winner in latest Australian Research Council funding round

    UNSW a big winner in latest Australian Research Council funding round

    Via The Sydney Morning Herald : The University of NSW has been awarded $47.8 million to fund 120 research projects in the latest Australian Research Council funding round announced on Tuesday. Four other universities in Sydney combined – Macquarie, Sydney, University of Technology and Western Sydney – received $56.6 million, just […]

  • 4 Rising Stars of Australian Education

    4 Rising Stars of Australian Education

    Via Latin  Correspondent : The number of students studying abroad has been on an upward trajectory over the last five years, with Australia having increasing amounts of international students and study abroad programs at higher education level worldwide. This has also lead to an increase in people looking to work and […]

  • UCD to lead €4m European effort to tackle mental health issues using tech

    UCD to lead €4m European effort to tackle mental health issues using tech

    Via Silicon Republic : University College Dublin (UCD) has been chosen to lead a new €4m European network to develop new technologies for the betterment of mental health services for young people. The new UCD-led network will be called Team (technology-enabled mental health for young people) and is funded by the […]

  • Tsinghua University ranked third in Graduate Employability Ranking

    Tsinghua University ranked third in Graduate Employability Ranking

    Via GB Times : Six Chinese mainland universities are among the top 100 in the British Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Graduate Employability Rankings for Universities, published on Wednesday. Tsinghua University ranked third after Stanford and MIT, with the University of Sydney and Cambridge coming as fourth and fifth respectively. Peking University ranked […]

  • Is Irish science responsible? It’s getting there

    Is Irish science responsible? It’s getting there

    Via Silicon Republic : ‘Responsibility’ is a term we don’t often hear in the context of science. Dr Padraig Murphy, programme chair of Dublin City University’s MSc in science communication, explains why that should change. If we look back on history, there have been times when science and technology behaved irresponsibly. […]

  • What does UK science do about Brexit?

    What does UK science do about Brexit?

    Via BBC : The scientific community was one of the main beneficiaries of membership of the European Union and now it stands to lose the most. Ahead of the Autumn Statement – various scientific bodies, MPs and campaign groups have lobbied the government to ensure that the UK’s world-leading research base […]

  • Can Science Save The World?

    Can Science Save The World?

    Via NPR : Human life is inherently uncertain. We are vulnerable and we know it. Throughout our long history, we humans have always looked for some means of control to master our uncertainty, especially as the possibilities of storm and darkness descend. For the last four centuries, science has played a […]

  • You Are Helping Shape the Internet

    You Are Helping Shape the Internet

    Via Slate : So you should think about what you want it to look like. For better or for worse, if you’re reading this, you’re participating in a vast sociological experiment. It’s easy to forget—or never realize in the first place—that the internet, or more accurately the web interface built on […]

  • Top universities in the UK ranked by employers

    Top universities in the UK ranked by employers

    Via World University Ranking : Universities across the United Kingdom have been chosen by UK companies as the best at preparing graduates for the workplace. In total 63 universities appear in the UK employability Ranking. Half of the top 10 are London institutions, but overall there is a wide spread of […]