Deakin University and Engineers Australia launched a course allowing engineers to obtain chartered engineering status and a Master's degree together.


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Deakin University and Engineers Australia will today launch an Australian-first course allowing engineers to obtain chartered engineering status and a Master’s degree at the same time.

The Master of Professional Practice in Engineering (MPPEng) will be launched at a special agreement signing event between Deakin and Engineers Australia, attended by Deakin Vice Chancellor Professor Jane den Hollander AO and Engineers Australia CEO Peter McIntyre.

Professor den Hollander said professional practice courses were designed for those who wanted to be formally recognised for their extensive experience in a professional field. …

The Government’s announcement that the Australian Space Agency will be based in Adelaide is outstanding news for the state and UniSA.


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The Federal Government’s announcement that the Australian Space Agency will be based in Adelaide is outstanding news for the state and its university sector, according to UniSA’s Deputy Vice Chancellor: Research, Professor Tanya Monro.

Professor Monro says the decision will strengthen South Australia’s long and proud history in space technology and further the state’s expertise and international collaborations associated with space education, business and innovation.

“We are hopeful that this announcement will also strengthen our bid for one of the largest Cooperative Research Centres in Australian history to develop smart satellites, …

Three Macquarie University academics from the Faculty of Science and Engineering have been named in 2018’s list of the superstars of STEM.


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MACQUARIE’S STEM SUPERSTARS NAMED, SMASHING GENDER ASSUMPTIONS ABOUT SCIENTISTS

 

Three Macquarie University academics from the Faculty of Science and Engineering have been named in 2018’s list of the superstars of STEM, announced by Science & Technology Australia (STA).

Macquarie’s superstars are:

  • Dr Lizzy Lowe – an urban ecologist, passionate about working with local communities to improve the health of our cities with a particular passion for raising the public profile of under-appreciated animals such as spiders,
Scientists at the University of Dundee have confirmed that a key pathway that protects the brain from damage is disrupted in Parkinson’s patients.


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Scientists at the University of Dundee have confirmed that a key cellular pathway that protects the brain from damage is disrupted in Parkinson’s patients, raising the possibility of new treatments for the disease.

Parkinson’s is a disabling disorder of the brain for which there is no cure. Mutations in two genes called PINK1 and Parkin are associated with early-onset forms of Parkinson’s. Both encode distinct classes of enzymes that play a pivotal role in protecting the brain against stress. …

The University of Adelaide’s new Financial Markets Lab will give students real-world experience of working in today’s financial markets.


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The University of Adelaide’s new Financial Markets Lab will give students real-world experience of working in today’s financial markets.

Located in the University’s Nexus 10 building, corner of North Terrace and Pulteney Street, the lab will be used by a wide range of students from the University’s Adelaide Business School.

“The new Financial Markets Lab will provide real-world benefit to students taking business and finance courses,” says Dr Syed Ali, Director, …

A frog researcher from James Cook University has won one of Australia’s most prestigious science prizes.


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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 Kelly Liang has designed furniture retailer Relaxhouse’s new multipurpose warehouse.


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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, …

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


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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, …

An IT Carlow student is celebrating after his documentary film won Best Short Film at the recent Wexford Documentary Film Festival.


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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. …

Recognized for its outstanding support of international students, a University of Newcastle initiative has won the NSW International Student Award.


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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, …