James Cook University has launched its newest building in Cairns, featuring an additional 16 laboratories and cryogenic facilities capable of storing clinical material and research samples at temperatures as low as –190º C.


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Officially opened by the Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Senator the Hon. Matthew Canavan, this is the second building on campus devoted to the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM).

James Cook University Vice Chancellor Professor Sandra Harding said the building would enable AITHM’s 53 staff and 32 postgraduate students in Cairns to expand their work and training.

“We’re proud to have not just some of the world’s leading researchers working here, …

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. …



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Bachelor of Aviation students at Griffith University could become future pilots with Qantas thanks to a new partnership.

The Qantas Future Pilot Program provides students with access to experienced pilots during their degree, with selected students invited to complete an intensive 12-week Airline Transition Course.

Graduates can then transition to employment with QantasLink and complete their training under the supervision of QantasLink’s experienced training team and become qualified as First Officers flying the airline’s Dash 8 200/300 or Q400 fleet. …

Icon Group, Australia's fastest growing cancer care provider, has received approval to establish a new cancer care centre at the University of Canberra.


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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, …