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New exchange program offers students a world-class education experience

A new student exchange program will see the University of Tasmania partnering with some of the world’s finest journalism programs.

The University of Tasmania’s Journalism, Media and Communications program, in partnership with Griffith University, has been successful in obtaining a $500,000 grant for a double degree program with European partners in Denmark and Netherlands.  A further 350,000 euros have been awarded by the EU towards the program.

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Lifting Australia's competitiveness through science

The Australian Government will invest $12 million to improve the focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects in primary and secondary schools across the country.

The Government will also establish the Commonwealth Science Council as the pre-eminent body for advice on science and technology in Australia.

Chaired by the Prime Minister, the Science Council will advise the Government on areas of national strength, current and future capability and on ways to improve connections between Government, research organisations, universities and business.

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Dementia-care MOOC set to transform more lives

The world’s first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on dementia is changing lives, literally.

Since its launch in July last year, more than 24,000 students from 96 countries have participated in the course. Since enrolments opened for this year’s offering just days ago more than 19,000 people have signed on.

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Change in ATAR eligibility requirements

A change has been announced in the eligibility requirements for Tasmanian students seeking an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).

The change, a result of a decision by the University of Tasmania’s academic senate, was jointly announced by University Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students and Education) Professor David Sadler and Tasmanian Qualifications Authority (TQA) chair Professor Neil Cranston.

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Torrens University Australia launches new Bachelor of Media Design

The nation’s newest comprehensive university partners with New Zealand’s award-winning Media Design School to meet the demand of the fast growing digital sector.

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