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Adelaide Uni paid VC more than $600k after harassment compo claim

The University of Adelaide paid disgraced former Vice-Chancellor Peter Rathjen more than $600,000 – including a $326,400 contract payout – after accepting and later paying out a compensation claim from a university staffer who resigned, with the Independent Commission Against Corruption finding that she was sexually harassed by Rathjen at work.

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An artist's render of the new SAHMRI II building, which will sit between the original SAHMRI building and the University of Adelaide's Health & Medical building (left) on North Terrace.
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Research dollars dry up as SA spends big on buildings, not people

The South Australian Government and universities have focused too much on building new medical research buildings and not enough on attracting skilled researchers, leading to a sharp decline in the state’s competitiveness winning major grants, the SA Productivity Commission has found.