Vice Chancellor Ian O’Connor unveils Griffith University's new Fine Art & Design studios on their Queensland College of Art South Bank campus.


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Not only is the Queensland College of Art (QCA) one of Australia’s foremost institutions of Art, Design and Film, it is also one of the country’s longest running and largest creative academies. Pivotal for the QCA is a belief that cutting edge, creative processes and productions that challenge the way we perceive and understand the world, must be vigorously encouraged.

On 5 September 2017, Vice Chancellor Ian O’Connor unveiled the new Fine Art and Design studios on Griffith University’s Queensland College of Art South Bank campus. …

Ecology Professor Corey Bradshaw, from Flinders University, is the recipient of the 2017 Verco Medal, awarded for research that makes a significant and outstanding contribution to a field of science.


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Matthew Flinders Fellow in Global Ecology, Professor Corey Bradshaw, is the recipient of the 2017 Verco Medal.

The Royal Society of South Australia medal is awarded for research that makes a significant and outstanding contribution to a field of science.

Professor Bradshaw is internationally renowned for his research on the processes and consequences of global change; human and climate related changes on ecosystems in the past, present and modelled future.

Previous recipients of the medal include Professor John Long and Professor David Day, …

Western Sydney University has launched its new $30 million Science Building on its Parramatta South campus.


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Multi-million dollar Science Building a boost for STEM education and research in Western Sydney

Western Sydney University has launched its new $30 million Science Building on its Parramatta South campus, significantly expanding the University’s capacity to produce the highest quality science, psychology, social work and art therapy graduates and researchers for the Western Sydney region.

Opened by NSW Minister for Education, The Hon. Rob Stokes MP, the three-storey building is a much-anticipated infrastructure project for the University. …

Students and their families can slash their education bills by thousands of euros a year by studying at IT Sligo in Sligo, Ireland.


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Students and their families can slash their education bills by thousands of euro a year by studying in Sligo. A study shows student accommodations, food, transport and entertainment are vastly cheaper in the North West.

Most third-level institutions will provide approximate living costs on their websites. And close analysis of these figures shows that the cost of attending a course in different Irish towns and cities varies wildly.

And the biggest variant? …

Three Macquarie University academics have been recognized in the 2017 Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning.


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Macquarie Academics Transform Student Learning

Three Macquarie University academics have been recognised in the 2017 Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, presented by the Australian Awards for University Teaching.

Dr Kira Westaway, Dr Neil Harrison and Corrinne Sullivan (formerly Franklin) have all been honoured for their exceptional contributions to the quality of student learning over a sustained period.

From the Department of Environmental Sciences, Dr Kira Westaway has received one of the awards for the creation of effective earth science learning environments that support different learning styles, …

New hologram technology is allowing University of Canberra nursing students to learn about physical assessment in an innovative way.


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New hologram technology is allowing University of Canberra nursing students to learn about physical assessment in an innovative way.

The technology is being used to augment the nursing classroom experience, giving students the chance to interact with a holographic patient, exploring complex scenarios.

The University is trialling the use of the HoloLens, a Microsoft platform which has the potential to change nurse education, and boost the understanding of anatomy, physiology, and also physical assessment. …

The University of Gloucestershire is today celebrates success in this year's National Teaching Fellowship Awards, winning 2 Fellowships.


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The University of Gloucestershire is today celebrating success in this year’s National Teaching Fellowship Awards.

The Fellowships are awarded to the best University teachers across the UK, following a competition run by the Higher Education Academy. This year two members of staff at the University of Gloucestershire are amongst the 55 award winners across the country. They are Dr Alex Ryan and Ros O’Leary. Since the NTF programme began, staff of the University of Gloucestershire have won 19 awards. …

Institute of Technology Carlow this week signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada


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Institute of Technology Carlow this week signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Top 100 World University ranked McMaster University in Canada that will see designCORE, the Institute’s design-led research hub, assist and facilitate a greater design-thinking approach by the Ontario-based university and help position McMaster at the very forefront of global research in the science of healthcare and aging.

An academic team from MIRA (McMaster Institute for Research on Aging), an institute of McMaster University, …

The University of South Australia has welcomed Monday's announcement of the new Australia Space Agency as a focus for Australia’s almost $3 billion industry


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The University of South Australia has welcomed Monday’s announcement of the new Australia Space Agency as a focus for Australia’s almost $3 billion industry.

UniSA Deputy Vice Chancellor: Research Professor Tanya Monro says Australian expertise in the wide range of technologies that support burgeoning space industries only needs to be focused to reap important rewards for the nation.

“Enterprising collaborations with industry put us in the box seat to meet the engineering, …

Smoking and diabetes are the two leading risk factors for peripheral artery disease, according to a study carried out at the University of Dundee.


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Smoking and diabetes are the two leading risk factors for peripheral artery disease (PAD), a narrowing of the arteries which can result in amputation, according to a study carried out at the University of Dundee and part-funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

Diabetics who smoked were 16 times more likely to develop PAD than non-smoking non-diabetics.

Cholesterol came top of the list of risk factors for coronary heart disease (CHD), …