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    Queensland
    A new research centre has recently opened at the University of Queensland. The Alliance for Environmental Health Sciences is jointly funded by Queensland Health and UQ, and replaces the National Research Centre for Environmental Toxicology.Centre Director Professor Kevin Thomas said it drew together experts who had dedicated their careers to quantifying and combatting potential threats to the environment and human health: "Quantifying our exposure to chemical contaminants from air, food and...
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    Queensland
    This little series of two videos (Part 2 can be found here) shows the work of JCU's Turtle Health Research Team in the aftermath of Cyclone Debbie. One of the team members is Study Options' student Rebecca Diggins, you can read her student story here. Find out more about research programmes at James Cook University here.
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    Victoria
    As part of the Bachelor of International Business at Monash University, students have the opportunity to spend a trimester of their degree at Japan’s Osaka University and also participate in an internship at Mitsubishi.Currently there are twenty students from Monash University on this tour.Giacomo Carfi talks about the experience: “This experience has further encouraged my interest in international business and the idea of working overseas. During our weekend off I was able to explore and...
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    Victoria
    Monash University is introducing a new urban planning Masters to commence in 2018.  The new two-year Master of Urban Planning and Design aims to put graduates ahead of the competition by training them to integrate design with traditional policy-driven processes.This practical, project-based Master of Urban Planning and Design allows future planners to:Develop problem solving skills that integrate traditional planning methods with process-oriented design approachesWork closely with Monash’s...
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    Queensland
    Former Olympic and Commonwealth Champion Libby Trickett OAM and Griffith University Vice Chancellor Professor Ian O’Connor at the opening of the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre. Photo credit: Griffith University
    The new Aquatic Centre at Griffith University was officially opened recently, a year ahead of the Commonwealth Games which will be hosted in Gold Coast during 2018.The Olympic-sized pool will be in use during the Games as a training and warm-up facility, but will otherwise be open for use by University students.The solar-heated Olympic-sized pool, with FINA-approved starting blocks and electronic timing, features a bulkhead in the middle, enabling it to be split in two for multi-purpose...
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    U.K. event
    Want to find out more about studying at James Cook University? On Thursday 25th May, Woendi Hampton from the University will be holding a student information session in London.  This is an excellent opportunity to talk to Woendi about JCU and get any questions you might have answered. Woendi will be happy to discuss anything to do with studying at the university, from queries on the content and structure of study programmes to student accommodation options to campus facilities, clubs and...
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    Australia
    The Endeavour Scholarships are the Australian Government's internationally competitive, merit-based scholarship programme. They offer high-performing students, researchers and professionals from around the world the opportunity to further their studies in Australia.The Endeavour Scholarships applications are open now for postgraduate students and researchers starting at Australian universities in 2018.Read the full article here for further information about how to apply.   The...
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    Australia
    The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are the Australian Government's internationally competitive, merit-based scholarship programme. They offer high-performing students, researchers and professionals from around the world the opportunity to further their studies in Australia.  There are three different types of scholarship on offer – the Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship, the Endeavour Research Fellowship and the Endeavour Vocational Education and Training Scholarship for college...
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    Australia, New Zealand
    Walking through vineyards in Western Australia. Photo credit: Tourism Australia
    According to the latest World Happiness Report, New Zealand and Australia are the eighth and ninth happiest countries in the World to live in!The Scandinavian countries have typically always performed well in the Happiness Report, this year the table features in order from 1-10: Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland, Finland, Netherlands, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Sweden.The Happiness Report is published each year by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)...
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    North Island
    Professors Peter Tyler and Richard Furneaux of Ferrier Research Institute at VUW. Photo credit: VUW
    Japan has become the first country to approve use of a new anti-Lymphoma drug that has been developed after initial research by Victoria University of Wellington researchers.  The new oral drug, called Mundesine®, treats patients with a type of lymphoma called peripheral T-cell lymphoma (PTCL) — a group of aggressive diseases that accounts for 10 to 15 percent of all cases of non-Hodgkin lymphomas.The active ingredient in the drug was first synthesised by researchers at Victoria University...
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