Deakin University Scoops Three AFR Higher Education Awards



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Deakin University has won three prestigious AFR Higher Education Awards including anthropologist Professor Emma Kowal being jointly named Emerging Leader with Dr Christian Moro from Bond University.

The 2019 Australian Financial Review (AFR) Higher Education Awards were held on Tuesday 27 August, in Brisbane.

Deakin’s HSBC Blue Carbon Citizen Science Program shared the Industry Engagement award and Deakin Indian Research Initiative (DIRI), won the International Education award. Deakin RIOT Lab Enabling Effective Cloud and Located Learning was also a finalist in the Education Technology award category. …

Griffith University Film Alumni Nominated For International Emmy Awards



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Two animation projects by Griffith film alumni have been nominated for International Emmy Awards.

A remarkable year

Bluey was nominated in the Kids / Preschool category. It caps off a remarkable year for the homegrown heroes, who shattered viewing records, won a Logie and took the show global, after inking a distribution deal with Disney.

Created by Griffith Film School alumnus Joe Brumm, the series is produced GFS alumnus Daley Pearson and employs scores of Griffith animation graduates and student interns. …

Griffith University Law Students Named Australian Champions At National Competition



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Two Griffith law students have returned home as the top Australian team for negotiation skills, and overall runner-up to Victoria University of Wellington, at the 2019 Australian Law Student Association (ALSA) Negotiation Competition.

Yuri Banens and Ethan Barr-Hamilton share a familiar, but professional ease that’s been formed over countless competitive negotiations, and it’s this approach that served them well during the intense ALSA competition.

“Before handing off to the other team, …

University of Dundee named University of the Year for Student Experience



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The University of Dundee has been named University of the Year for Student Experience by The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020.

The title confirms that Dundee is one of the best places in the United Kingdom to be a student.

It follows the University being placed 4th in the UK for overall satisfaction in this year’s National Student Survey, while Dundee was also named the Best Place to Live in Scotland by the Sunday Times earlier this year. …

UniSA Thriving In World Young University Rankings



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At 28 years old and in an increasingly competitive field of young universities, the University of South Australia has maintained its strong position at number 26 in the Times Higher Education global ranking of Universities under 50 years old.

The 2019 results follow a rise of six places in 2018 and are in step with the University’s strong performance in the THE Impact Ranking in April this year, where it earned a position of 22 in the world for overall University Impact and top 10 globally for quality education. …

IT Carlow Ranks 2nd Among All Universities and IoTs by Student Sport Ireland



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Institute of Technology Carlow ranked second overall out of a total of 31 third-level universities and institutes of technology at the recent Student Sport Ireland (SSI) Sports College of the Year Awards. IT Carlow was the highest-ranking institute of technology, with only Dublin City University finishing marginally ahead.

Launched in 2018, the Sports College of the Year Competition rewards colleges for their participation and achievement in all cups, leagues and competitions run by the organisation. …

University Of Canberra Rises To World’s Top 40 Young Universities



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The University of Canberra has continued to rise to sit at number 34 in the 2019 Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings.

The rankings list the world’s best universities aged 50 years or under, and the latest results cement the University of Canberra’s place among the world’s top 40 young universities.

Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Deep Saini, said the ranking was welcome news.

“We are delighted with the latest results from the THE Young University rankings. …

University Of Sydney Discovers Over 2,000 Fake Android Apps



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Popular games were commonly impersonated by counterfeit apps

University of Sydney researchers analysed over one million Google Play apps and found over 2,000 counterfeit apps. Popular games such as Temple Run, Free Flow, and Hill Climb Racing were the most common targets for app impersonation.

The apps you regularly use to log your steps, edit your photos and monitor your finances may be hiding malicious software that could be tracking and even stealing your personal information. …

Bond University Celebrates 30 Years Of Innovation & Entrepreneurship



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Australia’s first private, independent university, Bond University, commemorated three decades of innovation and entrepreneurship with a week-long program of events to celebrating its 30 th Anniversary.

From 13 to 19 May 2019, Bond celebrated in style with a full calendar of Homecoming activities, bringing together past and present students and staff – and the wider Bond community – to celebrate the major milestone.

Bond University’s Vice Chancellor and President, Tim Brailsford, …

Western Sydney University Ranked 11th in University Impact Rankings



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Western Sydney University has been ranked 1st in the world for its work to address gender equality, and 2nd for reducing inequalities by promoting inclusive and equitable quality education, according to the inaugural Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings.

Overall, the University achieved a ranking of 11th – placing it in the top 20 universities worldwide, and the highest ranked university in Australia.

The University Impact Rankings are a new initiative by the highly-influential Times Higher Education (THE) organisation, …