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The VET Sector News- June 2022

World University Rankings 2022 The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 include more than 1,600 universities across 99 countries and territories, making them the largest and most diverse university rankings to date. The table is based on 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators that measure an institution’s performance across four areas: teaching, research, knowledge transfer […]
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Make research integrity training mandatory, say 73% of Australian researchers

The results of the first national survey to investigate research integrity in Australia, a collaboration between the Australian Academy of Science and publisher Springer Nature, indicate broad support for mandatory research integrity training. The survey found that whilst 68% of respondents stated that their institution offered research integrity related training and 50% stated it was […]
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Australia has second-worst skills crisis in developed world

Australia is experiencing the second most severe labour shortages in the developed world, according to the latest OECD economic outlook, reinforcing calls for immediate government action to fix the skills crisis. A record almost 3 per cent of all jobs were vacant in the March quarter, with 420,000 out of about 15 million positions waiting […]
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Swinburne climbs 25 places to Top 300 globally

Swinburne University of Technology has climbed 25 places to number 296 in the QS University World Rankings 2023, claiming a coveted Top 300 spot. The latest rankings success follows a period of significant growth and achievement for Swinburne, with the university rising more than 200 places in the QS rankings since 2015. The result confirms […]
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Aus: $110m student housing opens in Adelaide

The building, which can accommodate 725 students, is one of Adelaide’s tallest at 118 metres and features study spaces, outdoor terraces, a gym, cinema, communal kitchens and lounges. Yugo, a global student housing operator that launched last year in a merger of three of GSA’s brands, is managing the accommodation. The company says it has […]
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UK losing ground on international PhD student recruitment

The UK is losing ground to Germany, Canada and Australia in attracting international doctoral students despite its success in recruiting Chinese postgraduates, a new study says. While the UK remains the biggest destination for PhD students outside the US, the overall number of international doctoral candidates has fallen by 5 per cent, or about 2,400 […]
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Young workers wired in to become most in-demand tradies in Australia

Electricians are among the most in-demand tradespeople in Australia, according to the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA). And employers find it difficult to attract suitably qualified and experienced tradespeople. With growth projected in the construction and infrastructure sectors and a strong uptake in renewable energy, the skills shortages only look likely to worsen. For more […]
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What new gov’t in Australia means for int’l education

Industry leaders and experts are looking forward to working with the new government in Australia to usher in a recovery for the international education sectors in the country. Last week, Universities Australia, Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia and Independent Higher Education Australia welcomed Jason Clare on his appointment as minister for education. Along with addressing […]
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