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Encounters with Asian Decolonisation

By David Fettling In the YouTube video the young man browses Chinese-language books in a library, practices Chinese calligraphy with careful brushstrokes, introduces himself in Mandarin. He is 20 years old from southern Sumatra in Indonesia, enrolled at Wuxi Institute of Technology outside Shanghai. He admits learning Mandarin is difficult, but points out it’s now the world’s most-used […]

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AUSTRALIA Call for sweeping changes in tertiary education system

Oceania/Australia/Universityword Resumen: El gobierno australiano debería asumir la responsabilidad de toda la educación terciaria y la capacitación, mientras que las diferencias en la financiación entre las universidades y las escuelas técnicas deberían ser abolidas, según un nuevo informe. Las propuestas radicales se encuentran entre un amplio conjunto de recomendaciones en un informe de la empresa multinacional de […]

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Una universidad australiana construirá la primera batería cuántica

Redacción: Tendencias 21 La universidad australiana de Adelaida se propone construir la primera batería cuántica del mundo, una nueva super batería con potencial de carga instantánea. Una vez construida, podría reemplazar a las baterías convencionales utilizadas en pequeños dispositivos electrónicos. También se espera que baterías cuánticas más grandes puedan proporcionar oportunidades para el sector de […]

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Australia: Education University funding could be tied to maths and science teaching push

Oceania/Australia/10.07.18/Source: www.theguardian.com. The federal government could use funding agreements with Australian universities to force them to make science and maths a priority in teaching degrees. In a speech delivered in Sydney on Monday, education minister Simon Birmingham signalled that the government was willing to use university funding as a way of addressing falling participation rates in high school maths and […]

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Schools don’t need chaplains, they need qualified counsellors

By David Zyngier Students need support, but religious commitment does not equate to professional counselling ince Trump’s election in the US new legislative measures aim to impose hardline Christian values across US society as part of Project Blitz. The Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation (CPCF), which claims more than 600 politicians as members across state legislatures, is using the […]

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Australia: Student debt: how the government’s Hecs changes will affect you

Oceania/Autrialia/02.07.18/Source: www.theguardian.com. On 1 July the threshold falls by more than $10,000, so if you earn at least $45,000 you’ll start repaying your loan From Sunday, thousands of students and graduates across the country will have to start paying off their debts earlier than expected. In the coming financial year, which starts on 1 July, anybody […]

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