Almost eliminating the labour costs of on-site construction, Wild Modular has burst on to the accommodation scene in recent years with a range of speedy pre-fabricated accommodation. Taking just weeks to manufacture in a western Sydney factory, these pods can be erected and completed on site in a few days. Used in remote resorts and retreats, …read more
Australia’s oldest and most prestigious universities, mostly sandstone and clad in ivy, have topped the global reputation category in The Australian Financial Review’s Best Universities Ranking, despite faring poorly in measures of student satisfaction. The University of Melbourne ranked first for global reputation, followed by equal second for the University of Sydney, the University of Queensland …read more
A massive waste-to-energy plant south of Perth will be up and running by the end of next year, transforming residential waste including plastics and metal into energy or reusable materials. Construction began on the privately-owned East Rockingham Waste-to-Energy plant in 2020 and by the time it’s fully operational it will deal with 300,000 tonnes of “red …read more
One of Australia’s largest-ever remote sensor camera projects, the Eyes on Recovery program has collected and analysed millions of wildlife photos from regions devastated by recent catastrophic bushfires. These images will inform the future protection of threatened species – including the timing and management of hazard reduction burns. The huge 2019-2020 fires tore through around 10 …read more
Specifically designed for people who are blind or have low vision and others with different disabilities, the new Sydney flagship office of Guide Dogs NSW/ACT is a template for the disability-inclusive future workplace. It features benches and furniture with rounded corners, textured strips of flooring to guide those who use canes and large-text notices in …read more
Ranked first for career impact in the BOSS list of best business schools, Canberra University caters for business students with a wide range of skill requirements and aspirations. Business school head Professor Lorne Cummings says the school constantly changes the structure of its post-graduate credentials to stay abreast of changing sector needs and advancing technology.
Defying the common belief that the best business courses are always provided by the largest and most historic universities, smaller and regional universities also feature in the top 10 in the career impact and quality categories of the AFR BOSS Best Business Schools rankings. Mid-sized Edith Cowan University in Perth, which caters for a large cohort …read more
The winners of all seven categories in the AFR Higher Education Awards 2023, which recognise and celebrate the outstanding efforts of Australian universities during the past year, have now been announced. These are the finalists in the Teaching and Learning Excellence category of the AFR Higher Education Awards.
The winners of all seven categories in the AFR Higher Education Awards 2023, which recognise and celebrate the outstanding efforts of Australian universities during the past year, have now been announced. The categories include community engagement; emerging leadership; employability; industry engagement; equity and access; research commercialisation; and teaching and learning excellence.
Sandy Lindsay has been fascinated by chemistry since she was a child in Sydney’s outer west and her science teacher poured two clear liquids into a flask. “They lit up bright yellow,” she remembers, “it was like magic”. Yet a lack of family and community support meant she dropped out of a university chemistry course …read more