University Of Sydney Discovers Over 2,000 Fake Android Apps



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Popular games were commonly impersonated by counterfeit apps

University of Sydney researchers analysed over one million Google Play apps and found over 2,000 counterfeit apps. Popular games such as Temple Run, Free Flow, and Hill Climb Racing were the most common targets for app impersonation.

The apps you regularly use to log your steps, edit your photos and monitor your finances may be hiding malicious software that could be tracking and even stealing your personal information. …

Bond University Celebrates 30 Years Of Innovation & Entrepreneurship



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Australia’s first private, independent university, Bond University, commemorated three decades of innovation and entrepreneurship with a week-long program of events to celebrating its 30 th Anniversary.

From 13 to 19 May 2019, Bond celebrated in style with a full calendar of Homecoming activities, bringing together past and present students and staff – and the wider Bond community – to celebrate the major milestone.

Bond University’s Vice Chancellor and President, Tim Brailsford, …

Western Sydney University Ranked 11th in University Impact Rankings



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Western Sydney University has been ranked 1st in the world for its work to address gender equality, and 2nd for reducing inequalities by promoting inclusive and equitable quality education, according to the inaugural Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings.

Overall, the University achieved a ranking of 11th – placing it in the top 20 universities worldwide, and the highest ranked university in Australia.

The University Impact Rankings are a new initiative by the highly-influential Times Higher Education (THE) organisation, …

Curtin Soars To New Heights In US Global Research & Reputation Ranking



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Curtin University has risen 30 places to equal 234th in the world, according to the US News and World Report’s latest global rankings.

The fifth annual ranking, which considers the University’s academic research performance and global reputation, also placed Curtin ninth in Australia.

Curtin University Vice-Chancellor Professor Deborah Terry said she was delighted Curtin continued to enhance its performance in global rankings, jumping 30 places from last year’s result.

“The US News and World Report’s Best Global University Rankings show Curtin continues to rise through international rankings, …

La Trobe University’s Big Jump In World Subject Ranking



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La Trobe University has jumped 72 places to 243 in the subject category of Clinical, Preclinical and Health, which includes dentistry and allied health.

The University is now in the 201-250 band, up from the 301-400 band last year.

La Trobe Pro Vice-Chancellor for Science, Health and Engineering Professor Robert Pike said it was an excellent result.

“Health teaching and research are among our core strengths at La Trobe and continue to attract global recognition,” Professor Pike said. …

University of Newcastle’s Passport To Success, Engaging International Students



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Recognized for its outstanding support of international students, a University of Newcastle initiative has won the NSW International Student Award for community engagement in the education provider category.

The Student Experience Passport, designed as part of the University’s Language Centre’s Student Experience program, breaks down barriers and opens opportunities for international students to engage in meaningful connections with the community.

The small passport-style booklet features a range of extra-curricular activities that students can work through to familiarise themselves with a new campus and city, …

University of Adelaide’s Precise Clock Wins Eureka Prize



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A University of Adelaide team of scientists has won one of the prestigious Eureka Prizes for science for the development of the world’s most precise clock.

The team won the Defence Science and Technology Prize for Outstanding Science in Safeguarding Australia.

The Cryogenic Sapphire Oscillator, otherwise known as the Sapphire Clock, is the result of more than two decades of pioneering research and is 1000 times more precise than any other commercial system; …

Almost 6000 Solar Panels To Power Flinders University Campus



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One of Adelaide’s largest solar arrays will soon provide one-fifth of the electricity needed to power Flinders University’s Bedford Park campus.

The project also sets the scene for the introduction of autonomous campus shuttles run on renewable energy.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Colin Stirling says the project involves the installation of 5,817 solar panels at Flinders’ Bedford Park campus, demonstrating continuing commitment to renewable energy and complementing Flinders’ reputation for exceptional research into clean energy technologies. …

Two WSU Researchers Awarded Prestigious Young Tall Poppy Science Awards



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Two Western Sydney University researchers, Dr Kate Umbers and Dr Genevieve Steiner, have been awarded the prestigious 2018 Young Tall Poppy Science Award – presented to Australia’s leading young scientific researchers and communicators.

The Award, presented by the Australian Institute of Policy and Science (AIPS), recognises excellence in early career research, alongside a passion and capacity to communicate science to the community.

Dr Genevieve Steiner is a cognitive neuroscientist from the NICM Health Research Institute and the University’s Translational Health Research Institute (THRI). …

University Of Newcastle Researchers Recognized For Their Scientific Contributions



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Two emerging researchers from the University of Newcastle have been announced as winners of the prestigious 2018 NSW Young Tall Poppy Science Awards, which recognise the achievements of Australia’s outstanding young scientific researchers and communicators.

At a ceremony held in Sydney last night, Dr Andrew Gardner and Dr Serene Yoong were honoured for their vast contributions to the scientific field that have benefited the community and shared scientific knowledge with a range of audiences. …