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The “beautiful struggle” between the environment, the economy and politics was the focus of the French Australian Conversations series launched this week.

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The Grand Challenge on Inequality has hit the ground running, with a student-led hackathon, a giant book club and a range of events locked in for 2017.

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Like cricket, academia needs specialists. Technology will allow innovative teachers to demonstrate they belong in the top order, writes Merlin Crossley.

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Australia must reinvigorate its PhD programs so their value is apparent outside the university sector if it wants to attract a reasonable share of the world’s best minds, writes Laura Poole-Warren.

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Calls to abandon imperfect student surveys and replace them with 'proper' measures of teaching effectiveness overlook the fact that no single, perfect alternative currently exists, writes Merlin Crossley.

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Consumer confidence isn’t looking good, investor loans cause concern for the regulators, and Australia’s trade surplus sends the Aussie dollar soaring. If only we knew what President Trump will do next, writes Richard Holden.

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President and Vice-Chancellor Ian Jacobs has responded to US President Donald Trump's executive order, saying higher education and research are bulwarks against ignorance and inequality.

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UNSW Sydney has been named as one of the world’s most international universities, ranked 14th by the Times Higher Education (THE).

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The Vice-Chancellor of UNSW, Professor Ian Jacobs, has expressed deep concern about the US executive order banning entry to people from seven predominantly Muslim countries, saying it would have serious consequences for higher education globally.

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Delivering this year’s UNSW Gandhi Oration, social researcher Hugh Mackay outlined how small actions as simple as saying hello with a smile can have a powerful impact on the national mood.

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