IT Sligo School Of Business Opens Constance Markievicz Building



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Institute of Technology, Sligo’s newly refurbished School of Business & Social Sciences Building was officially opened in late November.

Students, staff and invited guests gathered in the new facility which is being named after Constance Markievicz, one of Ireland’s most influential historical figures, and who had a deep association with the North West.

 

 

 

 

 

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University of Newcastle Academic Honoured for Graduating Global Citizens



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A leading academic in international business studies from the University of Newcastle has received national recognition for his quality teaching and sustained dedication to improving student learning outcomes.

Associate Professor Brendan Boyle last night received a 2017 Teaching Excellence Award from the Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT), for his innovative delivery modes that are helping students confidently complete their studies.

As an Irish expatriate and former international student himself, Associate Professor Boyle has used his own experiences to capitalise on the diversity of thought all students bring to his classroom. …

Curtin University Appoints New Head of Health Sciences



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Curtin University has appointed Professor Archie Clements as its Pro Vice-Chancellor Health Sciences, commencing in April 2018.

Professor Clements is currently Director of the Research School of Population Health and Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra. The Research School of Population Health is comprised of five academic units, including the flagship National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health (NCEPH).

He is also an NHMRC Senior Research Fellow, …

University of Sydney Business School ranked first in QS Masters in Management



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Top spot for the Business School’s Masters of Management program

The University of Sydney Business School’s reputation as a provider of world class education has again been reinforced by the internationally respected QS World University Rankings.

The School’s flagship Masters of Management program has been ranked at number one in Australia and at 24 in the world by the London based rankings organisation.

The QS Masters of Management Rankings 2018 result comes in the wake of similar results in rankings published by the prestigious London based Financial Times and The Economist magazine. …

New Leadership For University Of Adelaide Architecture School



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An expert in urban planning and its economic impact has been appointed the new Head of the University of Adelaide’s School of Architecture and Built Environment.

Professor Alan Peters has more than 30 years’ experience in the field of urban and rural planning.

He will join the University of Adelaide in February 2018, having served as the Head of the School of Built Environment and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Built Environment at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) over the past seven years. …

Bond University Professor Honoured For Outstanding Contribution To Student Learning



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Dr Christian Moro honoured with citation for outstanding contribution to student learning

Dr Christian Moro from the Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine has joined a distinguished cohort of Bond University educators as the most recent recipient of a Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning.

These national honours are awarded annually through the Australian Awards for University Teaching, acknowledging individuals who go above and beyond to deliver a richer, more engaging experience for their students. …

RMIT University Journalism Students Honoured In Ossie Awards



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RMIT has taken out major awards for journalism investigations and innovations in this year’s national student journalism awards.

The annual Ossies awards are organised by the Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia (JERAA).

Graduating Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) student Rochelle Kirkham has been named the JERAA Australian Press Council Student of the Year for a body of journalistic work and academic excellence over her three years of study.

Kirkham, who will graduate with distinction this month, …

Griffith Aviation partners with Qantas for Future Pilot Program



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Bachelor of Aviation students at Griffith University could become future pilots with Qantas thanks to a new partnership.

The Qantas Future Pilot Program provides students with access to experienced pilots during their degree, with selected students invited to complete an intensive 12-week Airline Transition Course.

Graduates can then transition to employment with QantasLink and complete their training under the supervision of QantasLink’s experienced training team and become qualified as First Officers flying the airline’s Dash 8 200/300 or Q400 fleet. …

Perky Pollinators Secure Crops According To Flinders University Researchers



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Researchers have made a discovery that could help respond to the global decline of insect pollinators, and create a future of greater food security.

Hoverflies?have been found to respond to a number of different floral cues in a new study led by Flinders University and colleagues at National Centre for Biological Sciences, India.

Nearly 75% of the world’s crops rely on animal pollination, but nearly 40% of our insect pollinators are facing extinction due to pesticide use, …

University of Gloucestershire is in Top 20 For ‘University of the Year’



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University is in top 20 for ‘University of the Year’ at Whatuni Student Choice Awards

The University of Gloucestershire has been ranked in the top 20 in the UK for ‘University of the year’ in the national Whatuni Student Choice Awards. The University also ranked in the top 10 for ‘Student Support’ (10), ‘Courses and Lecturers’ (9) and for ‘Postgraduate’ (8), announced at a ceremony in London.

These rankings mean the University has risen at least 43 places in the ‘University of the year’ …