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, …

Bees Have Brains For Basic Maths – RMIT Study



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Building on their finding that honeybees can understand the concept of zero, Australian and French researchers set out to test whether bees could perform arithmetic operations like addition and subtraction.

Solving maths problems requires a sophisticated level of cognition, involving the complex mental management of numbers, long-term rules and short term working memory.

The revelation that even the miniature brain of a honeybee can grasp basic mathematical operations has implications for the future development of Artificial Intelligence, …

RMIT University Student’s Winning Design



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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, …

Six Tips For Turning Your RMIT University Internship Into A Job



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Tim Pendlebury’s work-integrated learning (WIL) placement at Siemens was a springboard into a job at the global technology giant.

During his placement, Pendlebury worked on the Sustainable Urban Precincts Program (SUPP) and New Academic Street (NAS), helping senior Siemens engineers install building management systems across RMIT’s City campus. These systems help to control heating and ventilation to reduce energy and water use.

Pendlebury completed a¬†Bachelor of Electrical Engineering¬†in 2017 and is now working as a Building Automation Design Engineer at Siemens. …

RMIT University Leading Researcher Wins National Lifetime Award



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Professor Calum Drummond from RMIT University has been awarded the prestigious Ian Wark Medal and Lecture for outstanding advances in chemistry and materials science research, and contributions to Australia’s prosperity.

Professor Drummond formally received the medal from the Australian Academy of Science and delivered the associated lecture at a presentation dinner in Melbourne on 5 July.

He was announced as the medal and lecture recipient in November 2017.

The national award recognises Drummond’s achievements in understanding materials at the nanoscale that have enabled high-performing products to be developed and commercialised. …

Top Tier Ranking for RMIT University’s MBA Courses



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The survey revealed RMIT’s Executive MBA received a Tier One ranking and was the second highest ranked Australian program behind the University of Woolongong.

RMIT sustained a Tier One ranking in the Global Online category, with the EMBA and MBA online programs ranking 19th and 28th, respectively.

David Goodwin, MBA Director in the Graduate School of Business and Law was thrilled with the University’s performance.

“RMIT is delighted to have achieved Tier One rankings for its Executive MBA, …

RMIT Subjects Counted Among The World’s Best



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RMIT has had 11 subject areas ranked in the top 100 in the 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject ‚Äď two more than last year.

For the fourth year in a row, Art and Design has been ranked in the top 20 worldwide ‚Äď 11th globally and up six places from last year. The subject area is also ranked first in the Asia-Pacific and first in Australia.

RMIT’s Library and Information Management subjects also hit top shelf, …

RMIT University Journalism Students Honoured In Ossie Awards



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RMIT has taken out major awards for journalism investigations and innovations in this year’s national student journalism awards.

The annual Ossies awards are organised by the Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia (JERAA).

Graduating Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) student Rochelle Kirkham has been named the JERAA Australian Press Council Student of the Year for a body of journalistic work and academic excellence over her three years of study.

Kirkham, who will graduate with distinction this month, …

Lights, Sound, Action! RMIT University’s New TV Studio Ready



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Students and staff put new state-of-the-art TV studios in RMIT’s media precinct to the test in first broadcast.

Students from the Certificate IV in Screen and Media, Graduate Diploma in Journalism and Bachelor of Communication (Journalism) joined forces for the first broadcast of student program Newsline on Channel 31.

Under the direction of television lecturer and industry fellow, Phil Kafcaloudes, and with the support of journalism academics Alex Wake and Tito Ambyo, the students produced a week of live television news programs featuring some of the nation’s most up-and-coming journalists. …

RMIT Juris Doctor Students Campaign to Improve Human Rights



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The students, Brigette Rose, Frank Aloe, Helen Metzger, Luke Fowler and Veronica Snip worked under the supervision of staff at the RMIT Centre for Innovative Justice (CIJ) to create a report for the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC).

The conclusion of the report was that the nation would benefit from a federal human rights charter.

At the report‚Äôs launch in May, AHRC president Gillian Triggs noted that Australia is the only common law country in the world that doesn‚Äôt have a charter of human rights. …