28 mars 2015

NTEU Submission to Senate Committee on the Commonwealth Treaty Making Process

By Jen T. Kwok (NTEU National Office). The Review is occuring at a critical point in time, as Australia pushes to finalise a massive plurialteral agreement called the TPP, in spite of expressions of concern made by a wide range of professional, community and civic organisations including the ACTU, AFTINET, Australian Medical Association, Choice magazine, and even the High Court Chief Justice Robert French. More...

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UNSW staff strike for improved pay and conditions

By Michael Evans (NTEU National Office). University of New South Wales (UNSW) staff will be taking a full day of industrial action on Wednesday 11 March to express their displeasure at the current status of enterprise bargaining negotiations at the prestigious institution. After 18 months of bargaining, NTEU members voted last month to strike over a failure of the university to offer adequate gains on issues such as pay and pathways to secure work for casual staff. More...

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NTEU Says University Education is Part of a 'Fair Go'

By Michael Evans (NTEU National Office). National Tertiary Education Union members are rallying with other unionists and the wider community on Wednesday 4 March as part of a national day of action to send a message to the LNP Coalition government that ordinary Australians expect a fair go. More...

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The Impact of the Federal Government's Higher Education changes on Women

By Terri Macdonald (NTEU National Office). The Higher Education and Research Reform Bill 2014,was introduced into the House of Representatives on Wednesday 3rd December 2014.  This Bill is now set to be debated by the Senate by the end of March, and currently is the subject of two separate Senate Committee inquiries, one of which expressly examines the likely impact of student fee deregulation. More...

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International Women’s Day 2015 - Message from the NTEU President

By Terri Macdonald (NTEU National Office). We must never forget that International Women’s Day on 8 March honours the start of the New York 1908 garment workers strike led by young immigrant women. IWD was created by internationalist women rights campaigners meeting in Copenhagen in 1910 who decided that there should be an international day for action on women’s rights and universal suffrage. IWD from early days also focused upon peace, and organised against war mongering and compulsory military service. More...

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Supporting Learning Mobility - Reaction on the Declaration by the EU Education Ministers

The Erasmus Student Network (ESN), who has been acting for the enrichment of society through international student mobility for more than 25 years, strongly welcomes the recent declaration of the European Union Education Ministers, not only because of the values it outlines, but also due to the joint commitment expressed by the European Commission and the Member States. ESN would like to highlight some dimensions of the declaration and would like to push for stronger commitment regarding international learning mobility. More...

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Expanding the Dialogue: Sustainability in the Connected World, Hong Kong (17-19 June 2015)

LogoThe International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) is organising a conference on ‘Expanding the Dialogue: Sustainability in the Connected World’ in Hong Kong from 17 to 19 June 2015. The conference will be hosted by the University of Hong Kong, and will include keynote presentations, interactive panel discussions, and intensive working group sessions featuring leading sustainability experts and practitioners from Asia, Europe, and the Americas.

For more information on the conference and to register, please visit the event website. More...

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‘Research and education after severe budget cuts’ seminar, Ghent, Belgium (24-25 April 2015)

LogoThe HUMANE (Heads of University Management and Administration Network in Europe) society is organising a seminar on ‘Research and education after severe budget cuts’ in Ghent on 24-25 April 2015.
For further information on the seminar and to register, please click here. More...

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New project aims to streamline admission process for Master’s programmes

LogoA new project, called Mastermind Europe, is aimed at developing and testing a toolkit for directors of Master’s degree programmes to help adapt the admission process for their programmes – from its emphasis on recognition of Bachelor’s degree for applicants to a process of assessment of competencies. The project seeks to provide the Master’s degree coordinators with the tools to match increasingly diverse applicants with their degree programmes.
The tools will be tested in focus group meetings in Barcelona (April 21-22) and Helsinki (May 20-21). For information on participation in the meetings click here. To know more about the project, visit the website. More...

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Call for papers: 13th European Culture Conference, Cluj-Napoca, Romania (29-31 October)

LogoThe European Studies Institute of the University of Piura, Peru and the Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania are organising the 13th European Culture Conference between 29 and 31 October 2015 at the Faculty of European Studies (Babeş-Bolyai University), Cluj-Napoca. The call for papers is now open and the deadline for submission is March 31, 2015.
For further information on the conference and the call for papers, please visit the event website. More...

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