Griffith University Renews Partnership with Queensland Airports



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Griffith University and Queensland Airports Limited (QAL) will continue their partnership for a further three years after renewing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

Vice Chancellor and President Professor Carolyn Evans said the extension of the MOU would provide valuable opportunities for Griffith students and QAL, benefitting Gold Coast business and industry more widely.

“Renewing the MOU ensures continued collaboration in the fields of aviation, customer-focused technology and tourism, giving more options for student internships and work experience, …

Griffith Researchers Take Next Step In Covid-19 Vaccine Development



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Mouse model trials will begin shortly on several COVID-19 vaccine candidates developed by Griffith University scientists.

Lead researcher Professor Bernd Rehm (above) at the Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery (GRIDD) has spearheaded the development of the platform technology which uses a synthetic version of the virus (SARS-CoV-2) which meansselected virus componentsare assembled by safe microbial cell factories. This allows rapid vaccine design combined with a high-yield bioprocess for mass production of the vaccine. …

University Updates on Australian Bushfires



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Here’s updates from various Universities in Australia on how they’re impacted by the Bushfires.

Griffith University

Whilst bushfires continue to impact parts of Australia, at present there is no bushfire threat in South East Queensland where Griffith’s five campuses are located.

University of Canberra

Fortunately, Canberra has not been directly affected by the current bushfires. While we have experienced a short term decline in air quality as a result of smoke from the New South Wales fires, …

Griffith University Design Graduate Rockets Up The Bestseller List



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Queensland College of Art design alumnus Andrew Kolb has rocketed up the bestseller lists with his popular picture books and has also brought his distinctive style to collaborations with Pixar and Marvel.

The Canadian author, artist and designer credits his time as an international student at Griffith with providing the inspiration for his debut picture book, Edmund Unravels.

‘I made lifelong connections at Griffith’

“The first book I authored and illustrated is about travel and missing home and keeping yourself centred. …

Flinders University Strong Performance On Graduate Outcomes



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Flinders University graduates see a strong return on their investment in higher education when it comes to employment, according to new government data.

The 2019 Graduate Outcome Survey – Longitudinal gives an insight to short and medium-term employment and salaries three years after completing their studies.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students) Professor Clare Pollock says the results show Flinders’ graduates enjoy exceptional employment in good paying jobs.

“Three years after completing a degree, …

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. …

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 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. …