University of South Australia Welcomes A Powerhouse In Space Partnership



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The Federal Government’s announcement that the Australian Space Agency will be based in Adelaide is outstanding news for the state and its university sector, according to UniSA’s Deputy Vice Chancellor: Research, Professor Tanya Monro.

Professor Monro says the decision will strengthen South Australia’s long and proud history in space technology and further the state’s expertise and international collaborations associated with space education, business and innovation.

“We are hopeful that this announcement will also strengthen our bid for one of the largest Cooperative Research Centres in Australian history to develop smart satellites, …

Macquarie University’s 2018 STEM Superstars Named



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MACQUARIE’S STEM SUPERSTARS NAMED, SMASHING GENDER ASSUMPTIONS ABOUT SCIENTISTS

 

Three Macquarie University academics from the Faculty of Science and Engineering have been named in 2018’s list of the superstars of STEM, announced by Science & Technology Australia (STA).

Macquarie’s superstars are:

  • Dr Lizzy Lowe – an urban ecologist, passionate about working with local communities to improve the health of our cities with a particular passion for raising the public profile of under-appreciated animals such as spiders,

Why Study at IT Sligo?



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Why IT Sligo? by Karen Markovich

Choosing IT Sligo was not an easy choice. First I thought I only had the choice among the local university, online or in the States. The changing factor in the decision-making process began in my second year when KOM consultants came to St. Clair College, Ontario. Where I learned the possibilities of building on my 3-year advanced diploma in Business Administration-Marketing at St. Clair and continuing onto my Degree with several countries to choose from at various price points. …

University of Dundee Scientists Make Parkinson’s Discovery



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Scientists at the University of Dundee have confirmed that a key cellular pathway that protects the brain from damage is disrupted in Parkinson’s patients, raising the possibility of new treatments for the disease.

Parkinson’s is a disabling disorder of the brain for which there is no cure. Mutations in two genes called PINK1 and Parkin are associated with early-onset forms of Parkinson’s. Both encode distinct classes of enzymes that play a pivotal role in protecting the brain against stress. …

Curtin Soars To New Heights In US Global Research & Reputation Ranking



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Curtin University has risen 30 places to equal 234th in the world, according to the US News and World Report’s latest global rankings.

The fifth annual ranking, which considers the University’s academic research performance and global reputation, also placed Curtin ninth in Australia.

Curtin University Vice-Chancellor Professor Deborah Terry said she was delighted Curtin continued to enhance its performance in global rankings, jumping 30 places from last year’s result.

“The US News and World Report’s Best Global University Rankings show Curtin continues to rise through international rankings, …

University of Adelaide Lab Launches Students Into Financial Markets



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The University of Adelaide’s new Financial Markets Lab will give students real-world experience of working in today’s financial markets.

Located in the University’s Nexus 10 building, corner of North Terrace and Pulteney Street, the lab will be used by a wide range of students from the University’s Adelaide Business School.

“The new Financial Markets Lab will provide real-world benefit to students taking business and finance courses,” says Dr Syed Ali, Director, …

La Trobe University’s Big Jump In World Subject Ranking



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La Trobe University has jumped 72 places to 243 in the subject category of Clinical, Preclinical and Health, which includes dentistry and allied health.

The University is now in the 201-250 band, up from the 301-400 band last year.

La Trobe Pro Vice-Chancellor for Science, Health and Engineering Professor Robert Pike said it was an excellent result.

“Health teaching and research are among our core strengths at La Trobe and continue to attract global recognition,” Professor Pike said. …

James Cook University Researcher Snares PM’s Science Prize



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A frog researcher whose ground-breaking discoveries at James Cook University solved the mystery of a disease killing frogs around the world has won one of Australia’s most prestigious science prizes.

JCU adjunct Dr Lee Berger, based within the One Health Research Group (a multi-institutional collaborative research group), has been awarded one of the Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science: the $50,000 Frank Fenner Prize for Life Scientist of the Year.

Through her PhD research, …

RMIT University Student’s Winning Design



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RMIT University student Kelly Liang has designed furniture retailer Relaxhouse’s new multipurpose warehouse.

Associate Degree of Interior Decoration and Design students were briefed by Relaxhouse to redesign their existing warehouse space as part of their final year studio.

Having recently relocated their pillow factory, the furniture retailer’s 1000-square metre original warehouse was to be converted in to a showroom with multipurpose functionality.

Students were briefed with the task to design a creative hub, …

Flinders University Rankings Head In The Right Direction



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Flinders University continues to build on its research and educational excellence, with another strong performance in the prestigious Times Higher Education rankings.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Colin Stirling says Flinders University has advanced into the 250-300 ranking band of the annual Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

“Flinders’ increased position in the latest Times Higher Education ranking – from the 301-350 band into the 250-300 band – reflects our strategic efforts to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, …