Category Archives: COVID-19

Indonesia is the world’s largest seaweed producer but why are prices so volatile?

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. Over a million coastal people in Indonesia rely on income from seaweed farming, contributing to the country’s rapidly expanding seaweed industry. Demand for the seaweed extract carrageenan, used as a gelling agent in many processed foods, has been…

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Latest isolation rules for critical workers gets the balance right. But that’s not the end of the story

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. Thousands more essential workers will be allowed back to work rather than having to self-isolate for seven days, under new rules agreed by national cabinet. High-risk close contacts – those living with someone who has COVID-19 – must…

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Pandemic disruption to PhD research is bad for society and the economy – but there are solutions

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. Every year thousands of students enrol in PhD degrees at universities in New Zealand. The government funds their degrees because the advanced knowledge and innovations they develop benefit our economy and society. But there is growing concern about…

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As international students return, let’s not return to the status quo of isolation and exploitation

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. As Australia welcomes back international students, it’s a time for education providers to re-imagine how they cater to these students. Our research shows helping them to build strong connections with other students, as well as employers, makes them…

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