Business, Engineering, Law and Technology Points Up at IT Carlow

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Following publication of first-round offers from the CAO, places for courses at Institute of Technology Carlow is in keeping with the national trend with a jump in points for courses in engineering, business and law.

“We’ve seen an increased interest in courses linked to the economic recovery”, commented David Denieffe, Registrar, Institute of Technology Carlow. “Engineering, business and law have all seen points increases. We’re very much in keeping with the national trend this morning that is seeing students opting for courses where a jobs growth is anticipated”. …

Why Melbourne is Australia’s Top City for International Students

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Melbourne was named the Best Student City in Australia (and second best globally) in the QS Best Student Cities 2016 ranking. But why?

  1. Most liveable city: Melbourne was ranked the world’s most liveable city The Economist’s liveability rankings for a fifth consecutive year in 2015.
  2. Mix of people: Melbourne is a multicultural city. Within the index, Melbourne has the highest score in the “student mix” category – calculated based on the relative size and diversity of each city’s student population,

RMIT- Salt Baths Boost Next-Gen Batteries

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The next generation of rechargeable lithium batteries set to disrupt the electric vehicle industry may soon be here, thanks to the humble salt bath.

CSIRO scientists, in collaboration with RMIT University and QUT, have demonstrated that pre-treating a battery’s lithium metal electrodes with an electrolyte salt solution extends the battery life and increases performance and safety.

The research, “Stabilizing lithium metal using ionic liquids for long-lived batteries”, was published recently in Nature Communications.

Griffith – Creative Arts Research Centre Explores New Creative Modes

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Griffith – Creative Arts Research Centre Explores New Creative Modes

The Griffith Centre for Creative Arts Research (GCCAR) is shaking up research methods and processes within the creative arts.

With a cross-disciplinary approach and collaborative focus, the Centre’s areas of strength include: studio research methods and approaches, art in the Asia-Pacific region, additive manufacture and contemporary design, documentary film and photography, games, animation and new technology, and art in public places. …

Five Reasons You Should Think About a Career in Teaching

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From helping a student get to that “light bulb” moment to helping shape the lives of the next generation – teaching is a challenging but incredibly rewarding profession.

As a teacher, you’ll face a myriad of competing demands but for every challenge you face, there’s an equal or greater reward.

As you enter a profession that has the ability to impact the lives of others, you also take part in a career that is full of meaning. …

IT Tralee Launches Online Support for International Students

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An online resource for international students travelling to Ireland has recently been launched at the Institute of Technology Tralee. The project entitled “Live and Learn in Ireland—Digital Supports for International Students” is funded by the National Forum for the Enhancement for Teaching and Learning (NFTL) and has produced a number of interactive online units that will assist international students in making the transition in to Ireland to live and study.

This is a collaborative Southern Cluster project that brought together students, …

JCU Receives Grant for Malaria Research

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Professor Louis Schofield, Director of the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM) at James Cook University (JCU) in North Queensland has received a $2.8M grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to pursue the pre-clinical development of a vaccine aimed at the goal of malaria eradication.

The research will be conducted in collaboration with researchers from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne, and other colleagues and institutions in the USA. …

Why Study In Scotland?

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Scotland has a world-renowned education system, top-class universities and a reputation for producing creative thinkers. That’s why more than 48,000 international students from over 185 countries choose to study in Scotland every year. You could join them.

Top Universities

When choosing to study abroad, students pick Scotland because it has some of the best universities in the world. In fact, Scotland has more world-class universities per person than anywhere else!

Four of Scotland’s universities are ranked in the Times Higher Education Top 200 and according to the Office of National Statistics Scotland is the most highly educated country in Europe. …

ACU Student Ratings

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ACU students have expressed higher overall satisfaction with teaching, learning and skills development than students at other Australian universities, according to a national survey.

The Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching’s (QILT’s) 2015 Student Experience Survey (SES), published on Tuesday 10 May, demonstrates that ACU students scored the University more highly than the sector average in all key areas surveyed.

ACU student satisfaction improved in 2015 for four of five focus areas. …

ARC Linkage Projects Strengthen Griffith’s Research Profile

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Griffith University has been awarded six Australian Research Council Linkage Project grants worth more than $1.3 million for a variety of research studies.

Associate Professor Keith Townsend, Dr Rebecca Loudoun and Professor Adrian Wilkinson were awarded $186,000 for their project Improving People Management Systems in Emergency Services. The project will be undertaken in partnership with United Voice Queensland, United Voice Northern Territory and the Ambulance Employees’ Association of South Australia. …