The Dangers of Honorary PhDs: Diluting Academic Integrity

In the ever-evolving landscape of academia, the conferral of honorary Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees has become common practice. Many honorary PhDs are bestowed upon ...
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The Digest

The Week What Was

In breaking news … the Australian Science Media Centre reports (via the platform formerly named Twitter) that “young people have been urged to wash their ...
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Unis invested in ideas for the ask

The government wants us to double what we donate to worthy causes by 2030 and asked the Productivity Commission to work on ways government can ...
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Diversity the direction for STEM workforce

The final report of the Pathway to Diversity in STEM review warns the work it is based on will be wasted “if people endure bullying, ...
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Sharing defence research: there’s AUKUS and everybody else

The Defence Trade Controls Amendment Bill 2023 is with the Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee. Defence Minister Richard Marles says the Bill “will unlock billions ...
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Peer Review

Room for new in peer review

The faults with peer reviewing for journals are widely acknowledged, but there are no better ideas that have a chance of being accepted by research ...
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