Vice Chancellor Ian O’Connor unveils Griffith University's new Fine Art & Design studios on their Queensland College of Art South Bank campus.


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Not only is the Queensland College of Art (QCA) one of Australia’s foremost institutions of Art, Design and Film, it is also one of the country’s longest running and largest creative academies. Pivotal for the QCA is a belief that cutting edge, creative processes and productions that challenge the way we perceive and understand the world, must be vigorously encouraged.

On 5 September 2017, Vice Chancellor Ian O’Connor unveiled the new Fine Art and Design studios on Griffith University’s Queensland College of Art South Bank campus. …

Ecology Professor Corey Bradshaw, from Flinders University, is the recipient of the 2017 Verco Medal, awarded for research that makes a significant and outstanding contribution to a field of science.


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Matthew Flinders Fellow in Global Ecology, Professor Corey Bradshaw, is the recipient of the 2017 Verco Medal.

The Royal Society of South Australia medal is awarded for research that makes a significant and outstanding contribution to a field of science.

Professor Bradshaw is internationally renowned for his research on the processes and consequences of global change; human and climate related changes on ecosystems in the past, present and modelled future.

Previous recipients of the medal include Professor John Long and Professor David Day, …

Arts & Humanities subjects at La Trobe University have been given a big endorsement by The Times Higher Education Rankings.


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La Trobe University Ranked Top 200 For Arts & Humanities

The first of The Times Higher Education’s subject rankings since its overall rating of La Trobe just over a week ago has placed the University’s Arts & Humanities in the top 200 in the world – or the top one per cent globally.

A delighted Pro Vice-Chancellor for Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce, Professor Anthony McGrew, said: “This is an excellent result for La Trobe and great recognition of the global reputation of our School. …

Western Sydney University has launched its new $30 million Science Building on its Parramatta South campus.


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Multi-million dollar Science Building a boost for STEM education and research in Western Sydney

Western Sydney University has launched its new $30 million Science Building on its Parramatta South campus, significantly expanding the University’s capacity to produce the highest quality science, psychology, social work and art therapy graduates and researchers for the Western Sydney region.

Opened by NSW Minister for Education, The Hon. Rob Stokes MP, the three-storey building is a much-anticipated infrastructure project for the University. …

Students and their families can slash their education bills by thousands of euros a year by studying at IT Sligo in Sligo, Ireland.


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Students and their families can slash their education bills by thousands of euro a year by studying in Sligo. A study shows student accommodations, food, transport and entertainment are vastly cheaper in the North West.

Most third-level institutions will provide approximate living costs on their websites. And close analysis of these figures shows that the cost of attending a course in different Irish towns and cities varies wildly.

And the biggest variant? …

Students from the University of Dundee in Scotland have ranked their Careers Service as among the best in the UK, coming in 3rd.


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Careers Service rated amongst country’s best

Students at the University of Dundee have ranked their Careers Service as among the best in the UK.

Dundee came 3rd in the Career Services 2017 Awards operated by StudentCrowd, an online platform for students to review all aspects of their university experience. More than 7,000 students from across the UK were surveyed over the past year.

The University’s Careers Service offers a range of employability modules which students can take alongside their degree subjects. …

James Cook University has been ranked in the top 250 of the world’s universities – the best such ranking the University has achieved.


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The prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings has ranked JCU 201-250 out of 1102 institutions worldwide.

It’s a significant improvement on last year’s THE ranking, which placed JCU in the top 251-300 of the world’s leading research universities.

James Cook University has also improved its ranking compared to other Australian universities. JCU is ranked joint 9th of the 35 Australian universities that were selected for this year’s ranking, …

Three Macquarie University academics have been recognized in the 2017 Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning.


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Macquarie Academics Transform Student Learning

Three Macquarie University academics have been recognised in the 2017 Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, presented by the Australian Awards for University Teaching.

Dr Kira Westaway, Dr Neil Harrison and Corrinne Sullivan (formerly Franklin) have all been honoured for their exceptional contributions to the quality of student learning over a sustained period.

From the Department of Environmental Sciences, Dr Kira Westaway has received one of the awards for the creation of effective earth science learning environments that support different learning styles, …

Deakin University's School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences has cemented its position as the world’s best, coming in at #1 for the second year running.


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Deakin once again ranked world’s best for sports science

Deakin University’s School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences has cemented its position as the world’s best, according to the ARWU Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments 2017, coming in at number one for the second year running.

The Shanghai Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments recognises academic excellence and industry-leading research by highlighting the performance of the top 300 universities with sport-related units across the world. …

New hologram technology is allowing University of Canberra nursing students to learn about physical assessment in an innovative way.


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New hologram technology is allowing University of Canberra nursing students to learn about physical assessment in an innovative way.

The technology is being used to augment the nursing classroom experience, giving students the chance to interact with a holographic patient, exploring complex scenarios.

The University is trialling the use of the HoloLens, a Microsoft platform which has the potential to change nurse education, and boost the understanding of anatomy, physiology, and also physical assessment. …