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Christmas Eve 2015, Paris. Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

Was 2015 such a terrible year? And what will 2016 look like?

Well Santa has come and gone, at least for the largest proportion of the world’s population. And, as we reach the end of the year, it is inevitably time to review recent trends and the prospects for 2016…
2015 showed how much race still matters in education. Illinois Springfield

2015, the year that was: education

The year 2015 escalated many of the tensions that have existed on university and college campuses for a long time. It will be remembered as the year of student activism.
Like space probe Dawn above dwarf planet Ceres, we aimed to bring back up-close and personal data on the year’s science and technology stories. NASA/JPL-Caltech

2015, the year that was: science and technology

Science + Technology covers an awful lot of ground. Here's what we chose to focus on during 2015.
Whose money pile is growing was a key issue in 2015. Money tree via

2015, the year that was: economics and business

Our scholars delivered a steady supply of research and analysis on what was a busy year in business and economics.
Tony Abbott leaves the partyroom on September 14, having lost the Liberal leadership and prime ministership to Malcolm Turnbull. AAP/Sam Mooy

2015, the year that was: Politics + Society

2015 started as it finished, with terrorist atrocities, intractable conflicts and political upheavals that toppled several leaders, including Australia's prime minister, Tony Abbott.

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