A global study of the impact of business research has ranked the University of South Australia #1 in the world for brand management, with the findings published in the Australian Financial Review BOSS Magazine this month.


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A global study of the impact of business research has ranked the University of South Australia #1 in the world for brand management, with the findings published in the Australian Financial Review BOSS Magazine this week.

Determined by the League of Scholars, the analysis reviewed the academic impact, output, and influence of more than 100,000 business researchers worldwide, finding UniSA to be global leader for brand management research.

The study reinforces what many of the world’s marketers already know. …

Students at La Trobe University are starting their studies this year with a new competitive edge - an innovative career development program that is building their long-term career prospects while they study.


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The program, called Career Ready Advantage, is available to all 35,000 students across all seven campuses. It has been designed in conjunction with Australia’s leading employers to help combat the rapid pace of change in the workplace and address the need for graduates to have a far broader range of abilities to be successful.

La Trobe Vice-Chancellor Professor John Dewar said the program is tailored to suit each student and empower them to recognise and build on their strengths, …

The University of Newcastle has today launched its inaugural Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) focused on supporting the Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) sector – the Advanced METS DTC.


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The University of Newcastle has today launched its inaugural Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) focused on supporting the Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) sector – the Advanced METS DTC.

Fostering collaborative PhD projects, the Advanced METS DTC is aimed at delivering innovative and transformational technologies and developing skilled innovators of the future.

Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation), Professor Kevin Hall, said Australian METS companies were global leaders in providing products and services throughout the mining value chain. …

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. …

Biophysicist Professor Iain Young led major research groups in Scotland before taking a leadership role at the University of New England, followed by his appointment heading Sydney’s School of Life and Environmental Sciences, and now is selected to be the new Dean of Science.


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Biophysicist Professor Iain Young led major research groups in Scotland before taking a leadership role at the University of New England, followed by his appointment heading Sydney’s School of Life and Environmental Sciences.

“I’m keen to ensure that we … set out to answer the most difficult fundamental questions, which will define the future of all on the planet.”
Professor Iain Young

The inaugural head of the University’s School of Life and Environmental Sciences (SOLES), …

The Commonwealth Sports Universities Network (CSUN) celebrated its official launch on the Gold Coast, on the eve of the Opening Ceremony for the XXI Commonwealth Games. The CGF partnered with Griffith University to debut the Network.


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The Commonwealth Sports Universities Network (CSUN) celebrated its official launch on the Gold Coast, on Tuesday, on the eve of the Opening Ceremony for the XXI Commonwealth Games. The CGF partnered with Griffith University to debut the Network, which aims to create a formal sporting partnership between the CGF and, initially, five foundation Universities from across the Commonwealth

The success of the CGF and Griffith University’s existing Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games partnership was the inspiration behind the establishment of the Network. …

The University of Adelaide’s Roseworthy campus is closer to generating, supplying and storing nearly half its energy needs thanks to $780,000 from the State Government’s $150 million Renewable Technology Fund.


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The University of Adelaide’s Roseworthy campus is closer to generating, supplying and storing nearly half its energy needs thanks to $780,000 from the State Government’s $150 million Renewable Technology Fund.

The funding will support the installation of a $1.56 million 0.5MW/2MWh battery storage system and increase the benefits of a $4.2 million 1.2MW solar project that will supply more than 40 per cent of Roseworthy’s annual energy needs.

The project is part of the University’s Campus Sustainability Plan, …



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Bond University is ensuring its prestigious law program remains ahead of the curve, completing the Faculty’s largest redevelopment in more than a decade to create flexible teaching and learning spaces that allow students to better collaborate and network.

The new facilities – officially opened today (Wednesday, 31 January) – include a showcase moot court, the third at the independent Gold Coast university, and additional space for Bond’s community law clinics, along with 10 new teaching spaces, …

Adelaide is now home to one of the few Future Factories in the Southern Hemisphere with the opening of the state-of-the-art Tonsley Manufacturing Innovation Hub. The centrepiece of new TMI Hub is the modular Future Factory.


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Adelaide is now home to one of the few Future Factories in the Southern Hemisphere with the opening of the state-of-the-art Tonsley Manufacturing Innovation Hub.

The centrepiece of new TMI Hub is the modular Future Factory. Made in Germany by technology giant Festo, it showcases the latest automation, sensor, monitoring, robotic and cobotic technologies and provides the opportunity for world-class education and training in advanced manufacturing within a research environment.

This includes the Bionic Handling Assistant – a cobotic gripper arm modelled on the structure and function of an elephant’s trunk. …

Western Sydney’s construction industry will be challenged to reconsider its future, at a conference co-hosted by Western Sydney University’s Centre for Smart Modern Construction (c4SMC).


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Western Sydney’s construction industry will be challenged to reconsider its future, at a conference co-hosted by Western Sydney University’s Centre for Smart Modern Construction (c4SMC) and Australia’s leading industry voice on construction transformation PrefabAUS.

The conference – Construction Opportunities in Western Sydney: Modernise or Die – will bring together NSW’s major construction agencies, policy makers, academics and industry and feature a keynote by internationally renowned thought leader on the future of construction, …