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, …

The First Month of Studying Abroad at IT Sligo



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Written by Colin Topliffe

I’ve been wanting to sit down and write about my experience so far studying in Ireland for a while. School has kept me doing research and writing papers and my passion for photography has been keeping me fairly busy running around trying to get the perfect shots.

I decided to write this blog for two main reasons, the first being to write down my thoughts and experiences so I can reflect on them later and second for others who want to study abroad but want to understand more what the experience is like. …

University of Sydney Continues to Move Up in Latest THE Rankings



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The University of Sydney has been ranked 59 in the world in the 2019 Times Higher Education (THE) World University rankings.

Jumping two places since last year’s rank of 61, the results are a consequence of the University’s improvement in several indicators, including citations, international outlook and industry income.

The University continued to perform strongly in research, where reputation for research excellence among academic peers, research income and papers published in quality peer-reviewed journals are measured. …

RGU Senior Lecturer Honoured With Prestigious Fellowship



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A senior scientist at RGU has been awarded with a prestigious honour from a national educational association.

Dr Helen Vosper – Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategic Lead for the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences – has been selected to receive a Senior Fellowship from the Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA), the professional body supporting staff and educational developers in the UK.

Senior Fellowship is the highest award that can be made to SEDA members and Dr Vosper has been recognised in honour of her innovative leadership supporting colleagues across the School, …

IT Carlow Student Film-Maker Receives Honours for Documentary



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Shane Campbell, from Ballymurn in Wexford, who is a fourth year TV & Media Production student at Institute of Technology Carlow, is thrilled with the double honour his documentary film A Light in Darkness has received. The 18-minute film, which Shane produced for his 3rd Year project, tells the story of Wexford Marine Watch, the voluntary organisation which provides suicide prevention patrols along Wexford quays, estuary and harbour.

“I’m thrilled with the reaction to A Light in Darkness. …

University of Newcastle’s Passport To Success, Engaging International Students



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Recognized for its outstanding support of international students, a University of Newcastle initiative has won the NSW International Student Award for community engagement in the education provider category.

The Student Experience Passport, designed as part of the University’s Language Centre’s Student Experience program, breaks down barriers and opens opportunities for international students to engage in meaningful connections with the community.

The small passport-style booklet features a range of extra-curricular activities that students can work through to familiarise themselves with a new campus and city, …