Deakin University Improves in THE World University Rankings 2020



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Deakin has improved its position in the latest Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, climbing inside the top 350. The 2020 rankings,  reveal Deakin improved one band to 301-350, up from 351-400 in 2019.

The THE index ranks universities across five performance indicators: teaching (the learning environment), research (volume, income and reputation), citations (research influence), international outlook (staff, students and research) and industry income (knowledge transfer).

Deakin Vice-Chancellor Professor Iain Martin said the University’s strong position in the rankings demonstrates a proven commitment to excellence through education and research. …

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. …

Deakin University Launches First Professional Practice Master’s For Engineers



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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. …

Deakin University Engineers Feature On Most Innovative List For 2018



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It has been a double celebration for Deakin University’s School of Engineering with Associate Professor Ben Horan and Dr Riyadh Al-Ameri both making Engineers Australia’s list of Australia’s Most Innovative Engineers 2018.

Nominations were sought from around the country for the list, which profiles 30 of Australia’s most innovative engineers.

Dr Horan is listed in the¬†Community category¬†for his work on VeRITy ‚Äď VR Labour Simulator. Dr Al-Ameri is listed in the¬†Research & …

Deakin University Student Wins Law Student Of The Year



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Deakin law student Erin Ritchie has won Law Student of the Year at the 14th Victorian Legal Awards held on Friday 18 May.

Hosted by the Law Institute Victoria (LIV), this annual event honours outstanding achievements across the legal profession in 14 categories including regional, city, boutique and large law firms.

A high-achieving student, Erin has held diverse range of roles and responsibilities at Deakin including President of Deakin Law Students‚Äô Society, …

Making Science Real For All Children At Deakin University



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The Deakin Child Study Centre yesterday launched new facilities to support its work in making a difference in the lives of children with neurodevelopmental challenges.

Children and adolescents with neurodevelopmental challenges such as autism and ADHD and their families can access the latest tools and research to help them thrive through Deakin University’s Deakin Child Study Centre (DCSC).

Located at Deakin‚Äôs Burwood Campus, the DCSC is a multi-disciplinary research centre committed to understanding neurodevelopment from childhood to adolescence and dedicated to working with the community to create inclusive environments for children of all abilities. …

Toys-To-Life Games An Opportunity To Teach Kids About Digital Security: Deakin University Research



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The toys-to-life figurines that filled stockings this Christmas, such as Nintendo’s amiibo, are giving children mixed messages about digital security, Deakin University research has found.

The study by Dr Thomas Apperley, digital learning researcher with Deakin School of Education’s Research for Educational Impact team, has highlighted the impact the playful use of data has on how young people understand data security.

The issue of data security was found through an analysis of popular contemporary toys-to-life gadgets and figurines available in Australia, …

Deakin University Professor Awarded Victoria’s Highest Scientific Honour



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Alfred Deakin Professor and Australian Laureate Fellow Maria Forsyth has been presented with Victoria’s highest scientific honour, receiving the 2017 Victoria Prize for Science and Innovation – Physical Sciences.

Professor Forsyth, who is Director of the Battery Technology Research and Innovation Hub (BatTRI-Hub) through Deakin University’s Institute of Frontier Materials and CSIRO, was awarded the prestigious $50,000 prize for her ground-breaking research in electrochemical sciences.

Her decades of internationally-recognised research is enabling the next generation of safer and higher energy density battery technologies, …

Deakin University Once Again Ranked World’s Best For Sports Science



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Deakin once again ranked world’s best for sports science

Deakin University’s School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences has cemented its position as the world‚Äôs best, according to the¬†ARWU Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments 2017, coming in at number one for the second year running.

The Shanghai Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments recognises academic excellence and industry-leading research by highlighting the performance of the top 300 universities with sport-related units across the world. …

Prehistoric remnants transformed into futuristic experience



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A virtual reality and 3D printing project is creating sensory dinosaur encounters.

The application of cutting-edge technology is breathing life into dinosaur fossils. Dr Ben Horan, Director of Deakin University’s CADET VR Lab, and Dr Kaja Antlej, Industrial Design Lecturer and researcher in digital heritage interpretation, are working to develop visual and tactile encounters with dinosaurs.

The project illustrates how the use of new technologies can create more dynamic and engaging avenues to promote the sciences, …