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


Image from 'Western Sydney University is Going to The Zoo'

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, …

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


Image from 'University of Adelaide’s Precise Clock Wins Eureka Prize'

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; …

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


Posted in: Deakin University, News
Image from 'Deakin University Shortlisted Six Times for AFR Higher Education Awards 2018'

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. …

The University of Limerick unveiled the new UL Glucksman Library, which has now doubled in size and capacity.


Image from 'New Building Sees University of Limerick Glucksman Library Double In Size'

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, …

The latest Government education data release has shown that graduates of the Uni of Glos' Business School are more likely to be in sustained employment.


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

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. …

Internationally renowned geochemist Professor Kliti Grice was named the 2018 recipient of the ANZAAS Medal for her extraordinary contribution to science.


Image from 'Curtin Geochemist Wins ANZAAS Medal For Her Scientific Achievements'

Professor Grice, who is founding Director of the Curtin-based Western Australian Organic and Isotope Geochemistry Centre and based in Curtin’s School of Earth and Planetary Sciences, was presented the The Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science (ANZAAS) Medal by Chief Scientist of Western Australia, Professor Peter Klinken AC, yesterday at the University’s Bentley campus.

Curtin University Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research Professor Chris Moran congratulated Professor Grice on receiving the medal, …

The Flinders sustainability project involves the installation of solar panels at the main campus, demonstrating continuing commitment to renewable energy.


Image from 'Almost 6000 Solar Panels To Power Flinders University Campus'

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. …

Two Western Sydney University researchers have been awarded the prestigious 2018 Young Tall Poppy Science Award.


Image from 'Two WSU Researchers Awarded Prestigious Young Tall Poppy Science Awards'

Two Western Sydney University researchers, Dr Kate Umbers and Dr Genevieve Steiner, have been awarded the prestigious 2018 Young Tall Poppy Science Award – presented to Australia’s leading young scientific researchers and communicators.

The Award, presented by the Australian Institute of Policy and Science (AIPS), recognises excellence in early career research, alongside a passion and capacity to communicate science to the community.

Dr Genevieve Steiner is a cognitive neuroscientist from the NICM Health Research Institute and the University’s Translational Health Research Institute (THRI). …

At a ceremony held in Sydney, two University of Newcastle researchers were honoured for their vast contributions to the scientific field.


Image from 'University Of Newcastle Researchers Recognized For Their Scientific Contributions'

Two emerging researchers from the University of Newcastle have been announced as winners of the prestigious 2018 NSW Young Tall Poppy Science Awards, which recognise the achievements of Australia’s outstanding young scientific researchers and communicators.

At a ceremony held in Sydney last night, Dr Andrew Gardner and Dr Serene Yoong were honoured for their vast contributions to the scientific field that have benefited the community and shared scientific knowledge with a range of audiences. …

La Trobe University has welcomed the news that Australia’s first Research Hub for Medicinal Agriculture will be located at its Melbourne campus in Bundoora.


Image from 'Medicinal Agriculture Hub Funded at La Trobe University'

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. …