University Updates on Australian Bushfires



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Here’s updates from various Universities in Australia on how they’re impacted by the Bushfires.

Griffith University

Whilst bushfires continue to impact parts of Australia, at present there is no bushfire threat in South East Queensland where Griffith’s five campuses are located.

University of Canberra

Fortunately, Canberra has not been directly affected by the current bushfires. While we have experienced a short term decline in air quality as a result of smoke from the New South Wales fires, …

Flinders University Strong Performance On Graduate Outcomes



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Flinders University graduates see a strong return on their investment in higher education when it comes to employment, according to new government data.

The 2019 Graduate Outcome Survey – Longitudinal gives an insight to short and medium-term employment and salaries three years after completing their studies.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students) Professor Clare Pollock says the results show Flinders’ graduates enjoy exceptional employment in good paying jobs.

“Three years after completing a degree, …

New Law Courses Equip Tech-Savvy Graduates at Flinders University



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The legal implications of emerging technologies and how those technologies can be used in legal practice to increase access to justice will be embedded in a new suite of legal courses at Flinders University.

Dean of Law Associate Professor Tania Leiman says the new curriculum will be available for study from March 2020.

The new courses were officially launched by distinguished lawyer and former US Ambassador to Australia and Professor Jeff Bleich, …

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, …

Almost 6000 Solar Panels To Power Flinders University Campus



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One of Adelaide’s largest solar arrays will soon provide one-fifth of the electricity needed to power Flinders University’s Bedford Park campus.

The project also sets the scene for the introduction of autonomous campus shuttles run on renewable energy.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Colin Stirling says the project involves the installation of 5,817 solar panels at Flinders’ Bedford Park campus, demonstrating continuing commitment to renewable energy and complementing Flinders’ reputation for exceptional research into clean energy technologies. …

Flinders University Means Business With Prestigious MBA Accreditation



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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. …

Music Elective Enhances Medicine Studies At Flinders University



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Studying medicine can leave minimal time for personal development or creative pursuits, but diversion into the arts can have many benefits for budding doctors, as students in a new Flinders University music elective are discovering.

‘Ectopic Beats’ is the product of the Music for Health elective for second-year students, being piloted this semester as part of a new, compulsory Personal and Professional Development (PPD) component in Flinders’ Doctor of Medicine.

As producer of around half of South Australia’s medicine graduates, …

Literary Prize For Flinders University Science Writer



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Flinders University creative science writer Dr. Danielle Clode took out the Max Fatchen Fellowship at this year’s Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature.

She joined the likes of Tim Winton (WA), national Premier’s Award winner Eva Hornung, Emily Steel, Jude Aquilina, Edoardo Crismani and Flinders PhD student Annette Marner (SA) and Wendy Orr, Pam Brown and Justine Larbalestier (NSW) on the winners’ list at the Adelaide Writers’ Week held all week at the Pioneer Women’s Memorial Gardens. …

‘Factory of the future’ now open for business at Flinders University



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Adelaide is now home to one of the few Future Factories in the Southern Hemisphere with the opening of the state-of-the-art Tonsley Manufacturing Innovation Hub.

The centrepiece of new TMI Hub is the modular Future Factory. Made in Germany by technology giant Festo, it showcases the latest automation, sensor, monitoring, robotic and cobotic technologies and provides the opportunity for world-class education and training in advanced manufacturing within a research environment.

This includes the Bionic Handling Assistant – a cobotic gripper arm modelled on the structure and function of an elephant’s trunk. …

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, …