Griffith University has asserted its place as a global standout in the 2018 ShanghaiRanking Global Ranking of Academic Subjects.


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Griffith University has asserted its place as a global standout in the 2018 ShanghaiRanking Global Ranking of Academic Subjects, earning noteworthy results for several of its courses.

Most remarkably, Griffith was ranked at No. 1 in Australia and No. 2 in the world for Hospitality and Tourism for the second straight year, as well as topping the nation for Law (including Criminology), which earned a No. 33 result globally.

“We are delighted that so many of our programs – Hospitality and Tourism chief among them – have performed so strongly in these rankings,” Vice Chancellor and President Professor Ian O’Connor AC said. …

The University of Dundee has been voted as one of the best campuses in the UK, and top in Scotland, in a poll of students across the country.


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The University of Dundee has been voted as one of the best campuses in the UK – and top in Scotland – in a poll of students across the country.

Dundee came 4th in the rankings compiled by Student Crowd, a website that compares various aspects of university life by asking students to review their institution. It was the only Scottish university to be ranked in the national top 10

In a survey of 7,849 students, …

People who want to adopt a healthier lifestyle may be best to mentally visualise it, new research by Curtin University has found.


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People who want to increase their participation in regular exercise and adopt a healthier lifestyle may be best to mentally visualise it, new research by Curtin University has found.

The research, published in the leading journal Health Psychology, found that ‘mental imagery interventions’, or visualising an activity or task, may be effective in helping people change their behaviours, including moderating alcohol consumption and participating in regular physical activity.

Lead Australian author John Curtin Distinguished Professor Martin Hagger, …

A University of Adelaide professor has become the first woman to receive a prestigious lifetime achievement award for her research.


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PROFESSOR FIRST FEMALE TO RECEIVE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

A University of Adelaide professor has become the first woman to receive a prestigious lifetime achievement award for her research into fatty acids and lipids and their impact on children’s health.

Professor Maria Makrides is the Healthy Mothers, Babies and Children Theme Leader with the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, and Professor of Human Nutrition with the University of Adelaide.

She has become the first woman to receive the prestigious Alexander Leaf Distinguished Scientist Award for Lifetime Achievement, …

Macquarie University has assumed responsibility for the research and optical instrumentation capability of the Australian Astronomical Observatory.


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Effective 1 July, Macquarie University has assumed responsibility for the research and optical instrumentation capability of the Australian Astronomical Observatory, a group with 45 years of excellence in astronomy instrumentation.

The group will be known as AAO-Macquarie and will partner with the University of Sydney, the Australian National University, and Astronomy Australia Limited to form a collaborative national capability for astronomical instrumentation, Australian Astronomical Optics (AAO).

“The consortium will build new optical astronomy instruments for the world’s largest telescopes, …

A group of Griffith University Aviation students has taken to the skies with the Royal Australian Air Force to broaden their horizons.


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A group of Griffith University students has taken to the skies with the Royal Australian Air Force to broaden their horizons.  

The five students from various disciplines were among 17 women selected from around the country to take part in the Air Force Aviation Camp for Women at the Amberley RAAF base west of Brisbane from July 1-5. 

The camp is an initiative to boost capability through diversity by increasing female participation in aviation roles, …

RMIT University Professor Calum Drummond has been awarded the prestigious Ian Wark Medal and Lecture for outstanding advances in chemistry.


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Professor Calum Drummond from RMIT University has been awarded the prestigious Ian Wark Medal and Lecture for outstanding advances in chemistry and materials science research, and contributions to Australia’s prosperity.

Professor Drummond formally received the medal from the Australian Academy of Science and delivered the associated lecture at a presentation dinner in Melbourne on 5 July.

He was announced as the medal and lecture recipient in November 2017.

The national award recognises Drummond’s achievements in understanding materials at the nanoscale that have enabled high-performing products to be developed and commercialised. …

Interested in choosing a smaller town in Ireland as your study abroad destination? Consider IT Carlow and don’t think for a second that it has less to offer


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Interested in choosing a smaller town in Ireland as your study abroad destination? Consider Carlow and don’t think for a second that it has less to offer… especially when it comes to food! Ryan, a Canadian and IT Carlow Ambassador shares his favourite spots around town…

Carlow, as a town, offers its residents a plethora of opportunities to see, explore, and learn about the history that lives and breathes life into the town on a daily basis. …

Flying on board a NASA aircraft is the dream of every scientist and astronomer. Now, it will be a reality for Professor Miroslav Filipovic.


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Flying on board a NASA aircraft is the dream of every scientist and astronomer. Now, it will be a reality for Western Sydney University’s Professor Miroslav Filipovic.

Professor Filipovic, from the School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics, will be the second Australian scientist in history to fly on NASA’s specially redesigned Boing 747 airborne observatory.

The aircraft is named SOFIA which stands for Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy and carries a 2.7 metre telescope. …



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The University of Newcastle is now ranked 214th in the prestigious 2019 QS World University Rankings announced today.

Moving up 10 places since last year, the University has achieved an impressive rise of 84 places in the QS Rankings since 2014.

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Caroline McMillen, said today’s ranking in the independent global university league table result was an outstanding achievement that reflected the university’s international reputation for excellence in quality education, …