The University of Canberra has cemented its place among the world’s top 100 young universities according to new rankings.


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The University of Canberra has cemented its place among the world’s top 100 young universities according to new rankings.

The University has soared to number 58 in the prestigious 2018 Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings.

The ranking, which lists the best universities under 50 years of age, saw the University of Canberra climb 33 places after being named at number 91 last year.

Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Deep Saini said the ranking was terrific news. …

It has been a double celebration for Deakin University's School of Engineering with 2 faculty making Australia's Most Innovative Engineers 2018.


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It has been a double celebration for Deakin University’s School of Engineering with Associate Professor Ben Horan and Dr Riyadh Al-Ameri both making Engineers Australia’s list of Australia’s Most Innovative Engineers 2018.

Nominations were sought from around the country for the list, which profiles 30 of Australia’s most innovative engineers.

Dr Horan is listed in the Community category for his work on VeRITy – VR Labour Simulator. Dr Al-Ameri is listed in the Research & …

Flinders University is the first South Australian university to receive accreditation from the prestigious Association of MBAs (AMBA).


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Flinders University is the first South Australian university to receive accreditation from the prestigious Association of MBAs (AMBA), reflecting a reinvigorated Flinders MBA offering and placing the program in the upper echelon of business courses internationally.

Flinders is only the third university in Australia to receive AMBA accreditation.

Professor Phyllis Tharenou, Vice-President and Executive Dean of Flinders’ College of Business Government and Law, says AMBA represents the gold standard in global recognition of business programs. …

UCC is ranked in the top 50 universities for teaching and learning according to the Times Higher Education Europe Teaching Rankings.


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UCC is ranked in the top 50 universities for teaching and learning according to the Times Higher Education* Europe Teaching Rankings.

250 universities in eight European countries were ranked for their student teaching and learning environments and their student outcomes.

The performance indicators were grouped into four key areas:

    • Engagement-does the institution effectively engage with its students?
    • Resources– does the institution have the capacity to effectively deliver teaching?
World renowned cancer researcher, UniSA's Professor Shudong Wang, was honoured at the National Health and Medical Research Council’s annual Research Excellence Awards.


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World renowned cancer researcher, University of South Australia‘s Professor Shudong Wang, was honoured at the National Health and Medical Research Council’s (NHMRC) annual Research Excellence Awards in Canberra on 27 June, winning the Top Development Grant for 2017.

Professor Wang, who leads the team at UniSA’s Centre for Drug Discovery and Development, was awarded the prize to develop a new and effective enzyme-targeted drug for cancer patients.

Her team demonstrated the drug’s effectiveness against acute myeloid leukemia and cancers of breast and ovaries, …

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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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, …