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information technology in higher education

We attended Higher Education IT in October last year and manage to ask a few speakers some questions! First up, Geoffrey Bowers, Director of Daemon Internet Consultants. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mp3S9nV39gw] Mr Bowers talks to us about the creation of UNSW TV and the training process that caters for people of different technological experience. Secondly, we had the…

9 Apr 2010, by a a

Mining & Resources

BULKEX 2009 – Australasia’s Bulk Handling Exhibition

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hm0_pq2TVbM] With the financial climate continuing to improve, plans are underway for the next BULKEX exhibition to be held in Sydney from 9-11 August 2011. BULKEX 2009 attracted over 200 exhibitors and 1500 industry attendees during the 3-day event. If you weren't at BULKEX 2009, watch the video to see what you've missed out on!…

9 Apr 2010, by a a

Health & Healthcare

Interview with Professor Warwick Anderson of NHMRC

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNoga0_Nskw] Professor Warwick Anderson AM, CEO, National Health and Medical Research Council, spoke to us about the main health issues today. He discusses the future health challenges of an ageing population, health inequalities in indigenous populations and the research activities of the NHMRC to deal with these complex issues. Website: http://www.healthcongress.com.au Contact: +61 2 9080…

19 Feb 2010, by a a

Education & Skilling

Education relationship defines professional standards

Click here to watch the interview. Universities play an essential role in their relationship with professional bodies, says Professor Derrick Armstrong, Deputy Vice Chancellor and Registrar of The University of Sydney. Professor Armstrong will be one of the presenters at the 8th Annual Higher Education Summit in Adelaide on April 29 and 30. He says…

15 Feb 2010, by a a

Education & Skilling

On-site at Social Inclusion in Education

The Inaugural Social Inclusion in Education ran in October 2009 and was met with more interest than expected, causing the move to a larger venue to fit every attendee! This goes to show that social inclusion in education is a very pressing matter that needs to be addressed as a group. We get to hear…

15 Feb 2010, by a a

Defence & Security | Planning & Design

Defence to lead in change and innovation

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6En08zRb2Zw] Interview with Gregor Ferguson, Editor-at-Large, Australian Defence Magazine While there are huge opportunities for both Defence and industry, leadership and courage need to come from Defence and the Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) to achieve their goals, says Gregor Ferguson. Gregor Ferguson, Editor-at-Large of the Australian Defence Magazine, says in an interview that Strategic Reform…

11 Feb 2010, by a a

Maritime and Transport | Rail

The AusRAIL Experience – Sponsors and Exhibitors Perspective

With over 200 exhibitors and 3500 visitors, AusRAIL PLUS 2009 sponsors and exhibitors share their experience of being a part of the biggest rail conference and exhibition in Australia. Featured sponsors include Downer EDi, Bombardier, Lockheed Martin, United Group Rail, Laing O'Rourke, AECOM, John Holland, UK Trade & Investment and Alstom Transport. Featured exhibitors include…

5 Feb 2010, by a a

Maritime and Transport | Rail

AusRAIL PLUS 2009 – The Highlights!

  Conference attendance was equal to that of AusRAIL PLUS 2007 with 1000 senior executives participating in the conference over the three days, despite the difficult economic conditions and the event being held away from the 'big three east coast cities' for the first time. The AusRAIL exhibition received an average of 2500 visitors through…

5 Feb 2010, by a a

Education & Skilling

2010 and 2011 CDP funding allocations announced

On 15 October 2009 the Minister for Education announced the 2010 and 2011 Capital Development Pool (CDP) allocations worth $71.5million. The funding is for the development of infrastructure at Australian universities. It will help expand courses in areas of national importance, and improve vital teaching and learning facilities and student amenities. Twenty-three grants have been…

20 Jan 2010, by a a

Education & Skilling

Transforming Australia’s Higher Education System

The Australian Government recently released a report, Transforming Australia's Higher Education System, that rolls out a 10-year plan to reform Higher Education in Australia. According to the website: "Higher Education is central to achieving the Government’s vision of a stronger and fairer nation. The Government is proposing a landmark reform agenda for higher education and…

20 Jan 2010, by a a
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