Articles - QESP
By Ben Ready
- Friday, November 29th, 2019
A team from [email protected] Business School has won the Australian leg of the Global Management Challenge.
Team Pinnacle will now represent Australia in Lisbon in early 2020 to compete against the winners of over 30 countries to decide on the world-wide winner.
The Global Management Challenge (GMC) is the world’s largest Strategy and Management Competition. Started in Portugal 40 years ago, it simulates running a major fictitious corporation with teams having to manage the business over five quarters.
By Hussein Dia Professor of Future Urban Mobility, Swinburne University of Technology
- Monday, November 11th, 2019
The new transport projects governments are constantly announcing are expensive. In the recent New South Wales and Victorian elections, the returned state governments’ transport infrastructure promises added up to A$165 billion. What’s mostly missing from the promised transport solutions is smart technology that provides higher benefits at a fraction of the cost – when retrofitting existing roads in particular. The benefit-to-cost ratio can be more than a dozen times greater than for a new road.
By Trinity College Dublin
- Friday, November 8th, 2019
Researchers have made a major discovery that will make it immeasurably easier for people (or super-computers) to search for an elusive ‘green bullet’ catalyst that could ultimately provide entirely renewable energy.
By University of Houston
- Wednesday, October 30th, 2019
Blockchain technology has the potential to transform the global supply chain and improve both the speed and security of handling the flow of goods at international borders. But researchers say big questions remain about how the transformation will unfold.
By Saleem A, Department Member, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, INDIA
- Friday, October 25th, 2019
OER – are digital materials that can be re-used for teaching, learning, research and more, made available free through open licenses, which allow uses of the materials that would not be easily permitted under copyright alone. As a mode for content creation and sharing, OER alone cannot award degrees nor provide academic or administrative support to students. However, OER materials are beginning to get integrated into open and distance education. Some OER producers have involved themselves in social media to increase their content visibility and reputation.
By Ted Smillie
- Thursday, October 24th, 2019
“The Siberian Trap eruptions were a causal factor in Earth’s largest mass extinction event (at the end of the Permian period), when 96% of Earth’s marine species and 70% of terrestrial life ceased to exist.”
By Martin Stewart-Weeks
- Wednesday, October 9th, 2019
THE BIG INTERVIEW by Martin Stewart-Weeks: An in-depth Q&A with a key player in the Australian public sector or political space.
Peter Shergold didn’t mean to stay in the public service but ended up running the place.
And well over a decade since he left his final post as the Secretary to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and therefore as head of the Australian public service, he’s still, by his own admission, fighting the fight.
By Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
- Monday, September 30th, 2019
The cryptocurrency Bitcoin is limited by its astronomical electricity consumption and outsized carbon footprint. A nearly zero-energy alternative sounds too good to be true, but as a professor explains, it all comes down to our understanding of what makes transactions secure.
By Barry Sandison, CEO, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
- Thursday, September 12th, 2019
It’s always a pleasure to see another of the AIHW’s flagship reports released—and this morning’s launch of Australia’s welfare 2019 is one to be particularly proud of.
This year, we’ve taken steps to modernise the format and presentation of Australia’s welfare. Rather than the large, printed book of the past, we’ve moved the majority of the analysis online, so users can explore in a more flexible, intuitive way. We’ve also restructured the content to ensure we’re always putting people and their experiences at the centre of the data. You can learn more about this on our website.
By Ewen Levick
- Wednesday, September 11th, 2019
Forty years ago, Steve Jobs walked into a long concrete office building in Palo Alto, California. The building belonged to Xerox, the company that had recently invented the first ‘windows and mouse’ computer. Jobs saw the computer—the Xerox Alto—and was amazed. He thought the product was revolutionary. But why, he wondered, was Xerox not doing anything with it?