Curtin University continues to hold second place in the world for Mineral and Mining Engineering, and is ranked as a top 100 university in eight subjects in the 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject.


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The latest results released overnight show Curtin achieved ranking in 27 subjects, two more subjects than last year, and ranked as a top 100 university in Mineral and Mining Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil and Structural Engineering, Earth and Marine Sciences, Development Studies, Architecture/Built Environment, Education and Sports-related subjects.

The University also ranked for the first time in Linguistics, Biological Sciences and Development Studies.

Curtin University Vice-Chancellor Professor Deborah Terry said the results reflected Curtin’s commitment to providing high-quality research and teaching to a national and international audience. …

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.


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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, …

Three researchers from Western Sydney University have been accepted into the Australian Research Council (ARC) College of Experts.


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Three researchers from Western Sydney University have been accepted into the Australian Research Council (ARC) College of Experts. Members of the college are selected based on their multi-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary expertise.

Professor Scott Holmes, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Engagement, Development and International), says the appointments reflect the University’s continued history of impactful research.

“This success adds to Western’s continuing contribution to the advancement of knowledge and research innovation in Australia,” says Professor Holmes. …

Dr Felicity Kelliher has been appointed Chair of the Irish Academy of Management, which aims to promote the advancement of research, knowledge & education.


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Dr Felicity Kelliher is a Senior Lecturer in Management and co-chair of the RIKON research group, she feels honoured to be appointed this new role

Dr Felicity Kelliher has been appointed Chair of the Irish Academy of Management which aims to promote the advancement of research, knowledge, and education in the field of organisation and management studies on the island of Ireland.

Dr Kelliher is a Senior Lecturer in Management and co-chair of the RIKON research group at the School of Business, …

Bangor University has retained its position among the top 350 universities worldwide for the fourth year, according to the Times Higher Education.


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Bangor University has retained its position among the top 350 universities worldwide for the fourth year in succession, according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

In addition, Bangor University is placed within the top 10% of universities globally for its International Outlook.

A total of 1102 institutions were included in this year’s rankings, which measured institutions on factors such as Teaching, Research and International Outlook.

The University’s position among the world’s best universities is the latest in a number of league tables and surveys which reflect well on Bangor University. …

The University of Sydney has placed 34th in the world, 2nd in Australia, in the latest US News Best Global Universities rankings.


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Research and reputation excellence secure position The University of Sydney has placed 34th in the world in the latest US News Best Global Universities rankings.

The excellent result sees the University move from 45th place last year and maintain its second position in the national rankings.

“The University’s high quality research is the main reason for our continuing success in these prestigious rankings. It reflects our ongoing commitment to being a leading comprehensive, …

Ecology Professor Corey Bradshaw, from Flinders University, is the recipient of the 2017 Verco Medal, awarded for research that makes a significant and outstanding contribution to a field of science.


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Matthew Flinders Fellow in Global Ecology, Professor Corey Bradshaw, is the recipient of the 2017 Verco Medal.

The Royal Society of South Australia medal is awarded for research that makes a significant and outstanding contribution to a field of science.

Professor Bradshaw is internationally renowned for his research on the processes and consequences of global change; human and climate related changes on ecosystems in the past, present and modelled future.

Previous recipients of the medal include Professor John Long and Professor David Day, …

Western Sydney University has launched its new $30 million Science Building on its Parramatta South campus.


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Multi-million dollar Science Building a boost for STEM education and research in Western Sydney

Western Sydney University has launched its new $30 million Science Building on its Parramatta South campus, significantly expanding the University’s capacity to produce the highest quality science, psychology, social work and art therapy graduates and researchers for the Western Sydney region.

Opened by NSW Minister for Education, The Hon. Rob Stokes MP, the three-storey building is a much-anticipated infrastructure project for the University. …

Deakin University's School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences has cemented its position as the world’s best, coming in at #1 for the second year running.


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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’s 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. …

University College Cork (UCC) scored top marks across 5 core areas ranked in the EU-sponsored U-Multirank published today. UCC received 13 ‘1’s and 13 ‘2’s.


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University College Cork (UCC) scored top marks across five core areas ranked in the EU-sponsored U-Multirank published today (Thursday, March 30, 2017).

U-Multirank is the most comprehensive ranking system internationally as it judges university performance on 35 indicators across five core areas which are marked from ‘1’ (very good) to ‘5’ (weak).  The areas ranked include Teaching, Research, Knowledge Transfer, International Orientation and Regional Engagement.   …