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, …

Five Stars Achieved In QS Stars Ratings At La Trobe University



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La Trobe University has achieved an overall rating of five stars in the latest QS Stars ratings.  In addition, the University also achieved five-star ratings in a total of eight categories – the maximum number possible.

La Trobe is one of only six Australian universities to be rated at five stars in eight categories.

QS Stars is a rating system that provides a detailed look at higher education institutions world-wide, …

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. …

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, …

Medicinal Agriculture Hub Funded at La Trobe University



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La Trobe University has been recognised as a national leader in the emerging field of medicinal agriculture.

The University has welcomed the news that Australia’s first Research Hub for Medicinal Agriculture will be located at its Melbourne campus in Bundoora. The $27+ million initiative will combine extensive research and industry expertise to create new jobs and drive better health outcomes.

Federal Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham today announced almost $5 million of funding towards the La Trobe-led Australian Research Council (ARC) Industry Transformation Research Hub (ITRH) for Medicinal Agriculture. …

La Trobe University Has Been Ranked 59th In The World



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in the latest Times Higher Education Golden Age rankings

The Golden Age category applies to universities that are more than 50 years old, but less than 80, and recognises universities created during an extraordinary post war era of higher education expansion.

La Trobe University Vice-Chancellor Professor John Dewar said he was pleased at how well La Trobe had performed in its first year of inclusion in the Golden Age rankings.

“It is a wonderful achievement for La Trobe to secure a top 60 world ranking, …

Students Get The Career Ready Advantage at La Trobe University



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The program, called Career Ready Advantage, is available to all 35,000 students across all seven campuses. It has been designed in conjunction with Australia’s leading employers to help combat the rapid pace of change in the workplace and address the need for graduates to have a far broader range of abilities to be successful.

La Trobe Vice-Chancellor Professor John Dewar said the program is tailored to suit each student and empower them to recognise and build on their strengths, …

La Trobe University Scholarship Update 2018



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SCHOLARSHIP UPDATE 2018

We would like to take a moment to wish you a wonderful new year filled with abundance, joy and treasured moments.Below is an update of the international scholarship opportunities that La Trobe University will offering in 2018. Please note that students will be automatically assessed for all scholarships on offer by their admissions staff after an application has been submitted.

 

La Trobe College Excellence Scholarships

We offer the La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship to high-achieving international students wanting to study at La Trobe University.The scholarship covers up to 25% of the tuition fees for the whole duration of a student’s study period and is available to students undertaking approved undergraduate and/or postgraduate coursework program. …

Industry & Research Best: La Trobe University’s newest VC’s Fellows



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Recent winner of the Prime Minister’s Prize for Science, Distinguished Professor Jenny Graves AO has been appointed a VC Fellow. As the first solo female to win the coveted prize, she will work to help ensure more women are successful in their science careers.

Former Incitec Pivot Limited CEO James Fazzino will utilise his strong industry connections and insights to help employment outcomes of business school graduates.

The two appointments were announced today by Vice-Chancellor, …

La Trobe University Ranked Top 200 For Arts & Humanities



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La Trobe University Ranked Top 200 For Arts & Humanities

The first of The Times Higher Education’s subject rankings since its overall rating of La Trobe just over a week ago has placed the University’s Arts & Humanities in the top 200 in the world – or the top one per cent globally.

A delighted Pro Vice-Chancellor for Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce, Professor Anthony McGrew, said: “This is an excellent result for La Trobe and great recognition of the global reputation of our School. …