Bangor University retains place in World University Rankings



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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. …

University Of Sydney Moves Up In Latest Global 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, …

Flinders University Ecologist Heads For Top Biology Award



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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, …

Multi-Million Dollar Science Building a Boost for Western Sydney University



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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 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’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. …

EU ranking success for UCC



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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.   …

How Mobile Phones Could Save Us From Obesity



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Mobile phone technology could be a lifeline for young people at risk of obesity

 

Mobile phones could be the golden ticket to halting weight gain and improving health in young Australians, according to new research from the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre.

Researchers designed a world-first mobile phone intervention for young people at risk of obesity which used text messages, a mobile phone app, emails, diet resources and personalised coaching calls. …

University Of Canberra Announces New Cancer Care Centre



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21 January 2016: Icon Group, Australia’s fastest growing integrated cancer care provider, has received approval from the Commonwealth to establish a new state-of-the-art cancer centre at the University of Canberra.

The Radiation Oncology Centre will increase the availability of radiation and medical oncology services in the ACT and surrounding region, while also providing significant training and research opportunities for the University’s staff and students.

The centre, which is the latest addition to the University’s rapidly growing Health Precinct, …

Actors Highly Vulnerable to Mental Health Problems



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New research from the University of Adelaide is raising the curtain on the not-so-glamorous aspects of being a professional actor, with psychology experts finding that Australian actors experience a wide range of threats to their mental wellbeing.

Researchers from the University’s School of Psychology conducted in-depth interviews with a group of 20 Australian professional actors, after realising that little had been done to understand the psychological experience of the acting profession in this country. …

Sydney researcher is developing next generation of Soccer strikers



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Developing the next generation of Socceroos

With the world cup frenzy right now, it is appropriate to highlight a researcher at University of Sydney.

New research from The University of Sydney claims that it is possible to teach the perfect strike if coaches properly understand the science behind soccer kicking technique.

As millions of young boys and girls worldwide dream of one day playing in the World Cup after watching the Socceroos in action in Brazil, …