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Climbing the rankings! The University of Adelaide ranked #109

The University of Adelaide was recently ranked #109 in the world by QS Rankings, rising 16 places from last year’s position. As a University, we were also proudly ranked 7th in the Excellence in Research for Australia national rankings.

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Australasian Association of Philosophy Conference

This year the Australasian Association of Philosophy Conference will be held at the University of Adelaide. When: Sunday 2 – Thursday 6 July 2017 Keynote speakers will be Professors Karen Bennett (Cornell), Paul Guyer (Brown), Nancy Sherman (Georgetown) and Barry Smith (London). Nancy Sherman will also deliver the 2017 Alan Saunders Lecture on the evening […]

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India’s Economic Transformation under the Modi Government

The Department of Asian Studies presents a public lecture by Dr Sambit Patra, MBBS, MS; National Spokesperson, BJ The Modi government came to power in May 2014 promising economic transformation through policy that would tackle corruption, make governance transparent and promote a ‘make in India’ program boosting foreign and domestic investment. Dr Patra will offer […]

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The Singapore School: Lessons in Authoritarian Modernism by Michael D. Barr

The scholarship of Stephan Ortmann and Mark R. Thompson has confirmed that Singapore’s ruling elite consciously presents itself as a governance model, suitable for emulation. This paper critically assesses Singapore’s role as a possible reference for China’s leadership in particular. The paper considers both potentially transferable ideological elements of the ‘Singapore model’ – meritocracy, technocracy, […]

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The Influence of Classical Stoicism on the Western Political Tradition by Lisa Hill

It is commonly held that, due to the assumed fatalism of Stoicism and its emphasis on ‘apatheia’ (resignation), the Stoics were socially and politically conservative. This paper argues that, in principle at least, they were politically radical and in a manner that profoundly shaped the way we think about others and how they ought to […]

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Serendipity in Myanmar: meeting a MOOC student

When Professor Ghil’ad Zuckermann stopped at the very top of Shwesandaw Pagoda to admire the view of the Bagan’s hundreds of temples and pagodas on his way to Mandalay, Burma (Myanmar), he didn’t expect to meet one of his former students. ‘Professor Zuckermann!’ ‘Yes’ he says (wondering who this person is) ‘I was your student’ (‘But […]

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Record applications for University Preparatory Program (UPP)

The University Preparatory Program (UPP), is for students who have never had the opportunity to study at University. The Program has just closed its first semester intake for 2015, and has experienced a record number of applications. According to Program Coordinator, Dr Chad Habel, the number of applications received this past semester is about double […]

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Onward Singapore | Inside Singapore Study Tour

Faculty of Arts students Rebecca Pearson and Helen McNeill give their insights into the Inside Singapore Study Tour: With hearts as heavy as the darkening monsoon clouds, we approached the Ngee Ann – Adelaide Education Centre on Friday morning in the knowledge that our Inside Singapore Study Tour would soon draw to a close. Dr Benito […]

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Greening Singapore | Inside Singapore Study Tour

During the past few days it has been singa-pouring down. We have experienced the monsoons in full effect. As streams of water fill the streets, thunder rolls around the glass buildings and lightning streaks the sky, we considered the environment that dominates this little red dot. Food security, green energy, water sustainability, aesthetics and animal […]

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The cultural slow cooker | Inside Singapore Study Tour

Faculty of Arts students Rebecca Pearson and Helen McNeill give their insights into the Inside Singapore Study Tour: Singapore is a rapidly evolving city, high-rise constructions jutt up across the skyline and new MRT stations pop up from the veins of the city’s transport system below. Each morning as we stroll from our hotel to the Ngee […]

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