Tobacco-Free Finance Pledge Signed by La Trobe University



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La Trobe University is a founding signatory and the first university to sign up to the world’s first Tobacco-Free Finance Pledge.

The Pledge’s aim is to ‘de-normalise’ tobacco by ending all business and financial ties with the industry, and reduce the annual death toll of 7 million who die from preventable, tobacco-related illnesses.

Launched on 26 September at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, finance leaders joined with world leaders from government and health to launch The Pledge, …

National Recognition For Griffith University Research



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Griffith University continues to ride the wave in being recognised as a rising star in academic research.

One week after being named in Nature, the world’s leading multidisciplinary science journal, as Oceania’s Nature Index Rising Star 2018, Griffith has made the list of leading research institutions in The Australian newspaper’s special Research supplement.

The research leaders’ list, based on big data analysis of up-to-date publicly available information, …

Bond Rates #1 Australian University For Student Experience, Again!



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Bond University is the No.1 Australian university for student experience, according to the latest edition of The Good Universities Guide released Monday 24 September 2018.

This is the thirteenth consecutive year Bond has received five-star ratings for student experience and overall experience.

The Gold Coast university scored the maximum five stars in each of the six categories the Guide uses to measure Student Experience.

It topped the nation in Skills Development, …

Western Sydney University is Going to The Zoo



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Western Sydney University has become the official Tertiary Education Partner of Sydney Zoo.

Committed to becoming Australia’s most advanced zoo, Sydney Zoo will focus on technology and innovation to improve animal welfare, visitor engagement, and education, which aligns with Western Sydney University’s scholarship and research goals.

Vice-Chancellor and President of Western Sydney University, Professor Barney Glover, highlighted the unique opportunities the new partnership offered.

“Our strengths in research and teaching alongside technology and innovation will complement the state-of-the-art features of Sydney Zoo, …

University of Adelaide’s Precise Clock Wins Eureka Prize



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A University of Adelaide team of scientists has won one of the prestigious Eureka Prizes for science for the development of the world’s most precise clock.

The team won the Defence Science and Technology Prize for Outstanding Science in Safeguarding Australia.

The Cryogenic Sapphire Oscillator, otherwise known as the Sapphire Clock, is the result of more than two decades of pioneering research and is 1000 times more precise than any other commercial system; …

Students Begin Classes, Placements At University Of Canberra Hospital



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The new University of Canberra Hospital (UCH) has welcomed its first students undertaking placements through the dedicated Clinical Education and Research Centre (CERC).

The CERC, a collaboration between ACT Health and the University of Canberra, is an innovative teaching facility that allows for valuable practical training and greater teaching and research opportunities between the two organisations.

Students studying a variety of health-related degrees at the University of Canberra began classes and placements at the new hospital earlier this month. …

Deakin University Shortlisted Six Times for AFR Higher Education Awards 2018



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Deakin University has been shortlisted six times for the Australian Financial Review (AFR) Higher Education Awards 2018.

The awards are part of the AFR’s annual Higher Education Summit and acknowledge excellence in areas such as technology, student performance and collaboration with business.

Among Deakin’s shortlisted achievements was the Deakin Law Clinic (Community Engagement category), where final-year Deakin law students offer free legal advice and assistance to those experiencing disadvantage in their access to justice. …

QantasLink Partnership Offers New Flight Path For UniSA Aviation Grads



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Today the University of South Australia and QantasLink will sign up to a partnership that ensures the University’s brightest and best aviation students have access to special industry based additional training provided by one of the world’s leading airlines. 

The partnership agreement will be signed at 10.30 am (Monday August 13) at UniSA’s Jeffrey Smart building, Hindley Street.

As Australia’s longest running aviation degree program, UniSA’s Bachelor of Aviation has been a huge success, …

New Building Sees University of Limerick Glucksman Library Double In Size



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University of Limerick unveiled the new UL Glucksman Library, which has now doubled in size and capacity having added an extra 7,600 sq. metres to the original library building.  The New Glucksman Library now includes a range of world class innovations in book storage and retrieval, digital research, accessibility and ‘inspirational learning spaces’.  One stand out feature is the ARC (Automated Reserve Collection) – a 10 meter high book vault and robotic crane, with the capacity to store 500,000 volumes in a space 1/9th of conventional shelving, …

Boost For University Of Gloucestershire’s Business School As Graduates Out-Earn Their Competitors



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The latest Government education data release has shown that graduates of the University of Gloucestershire’s Business School are, on average, 4% more likely to be in sustained employment or further study 5 years after graduating. In addition, on average, University of Gloucestershire graduates earn £700 a year more than their peers 3 years after graduating.

These figures come the morning after the ‘Outstanding Employer Engagement Strategy’ at last night’s (Thursday 21 June) Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2018 and ahead of the opening of the University’s new multi-million pound Business School in Gloucester. …