Business

12 Oct Graduate researchers, business to benefit from new guidelines

By DAVID MYTON Across the world governments and universities have been working to develop a new model of the PhD that aligns more with national industrial, economic and social goals. Australia is now taking steps on the same path, its latest move being the release of new guidelines...

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28 Sep Human capital key in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

By DAVID MYTON Businesses will need to recognise investment in human capital is “an asset rather than a liability” if they are to succeed in the unfolding Fourth Industrial Revolution, according to a new report from the World Economic Forum. Ensuring positive outcomes and a future of good...

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22 Sep Recruiters reveal top graduate learning outcomes

By DAVID MYTON A graduate with proficiency and skills garnered from across disciplines is more likely to find favour with company job recruiters, according to a new survey for the Association of American Colleges and Universities. The survey sought the views of 500 private sector business executives and...

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10 Dec In conversation with Shirley Alexander

By DAVID MYTONAt the Universities Australia conference earlier this year the learned audience paid rapt attention as former US Ambassador Jeffrey Bleich painted a dystopian picture of new technologies and global trends driving “shock and uncertainty” in the wake of the unfolding digital revolution.In the audience was Professor Shirley Alexander,...

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15 Nov Chinese students and the importance of a country’s culture

By DAVID MYTON Chinese students who prefer a particular country’s culture are significantly more likely to also name that country as their preferred overseas study destination, according to a new report from the British Council. And students who say they are “interested” or “very interested” in overseas culture...

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