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    Australia, New Zealand
    The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) for 2015 has recently been announced and includes twenty Australian and two New Zealand universities in it's top 500 list.  The ranking is measured by Shanghai Jiao Tong University and orders universities around the world based on the amount and quality of research produced in the last year.The methodology takes into account many aspects of research at the universities, from the number of alumni and staff who have won nobel prizes or field...
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    Western Australia
    Murdoch University’s Academic Excellence Awards (MUAEA) are scholarships available to high achieving students starting Graduate Diplomas and Master by Coursework programmes at the university.Eligible international students can receive up to A$5000 off their tuition fees from this award.To apply for one of these scholarships, you should have a record of high academic achievement in your bachelor degree, and an offer of place for any of the Graduate Diplomas or Master by Coursework degrees in the...
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    Queensland
    Griffith University has scholarships available for high achieving international students who want to study postgraduate programmes in engineering. The university will award up to A$6000 toward the tuition fees of any postgraduate coursework degree in engineering.  Eligible programmes are:Master of Civil EngineeringMaster of Electronic and Energy EngineeringMaster of Electronic and Sport EngineeringMaster of Electronic and Computer EngineeringMaster of Environmental Engineering and...
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    Study Arts, Humanities and Languages. Photo credit: Murdoch University
    This month's subject focus looks at Bachelor of Arts programmes on offer in Australia.  The Bachelor of Arts is an extremely flexible programme that allows you to study courses from different subject areas, if you wish, and build a degree that’s unique to your interests, academic strengths and future career goals.Subjects that fall within arts and humanities include languages (both ancient and modern), literature, philosophy, religious studies, history, anthropology, linguistics, history,...
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    Australia, New Zealand
    Waiting for Results Day?If you're unconvinced by your UK university offers, but don’t want to get involved with Clearing, don’t panic. There’s another option to consider.Going through Clearing is stressful, and you're not even guaranteed to get the result you want. But what else are you supposed to do at this point if you don’t like your UK university options? Perhaps you’ve achieved higher grades than you were predicted, and suspect you could now be in with a realistic chance of studying at a...
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    South Island
    The University of Canterbury have introduced a new series of taught postgraduate masters degrees, postgraduate and graduate diplomas.  These programmes are designed for students looking to extend their current skills and knowledge in a range of fields.Many of the programmes require just one year’s study, which makes them an excellent choice for graduates looking to quickly boost their career or in some cases to gain skills needed to work in a new specialism. The full list of new...
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    Victoria
    The University of Melbourne has announced a new degree to start in 2016. The new curriculum for the Bachelor of Agriculture has been designed to help meet the increased demand for agricultural scientists and prepare them for what is predicted to be a hugely productive century for agriculture.The world’s population is projected to reach around 8 billion by 2025, and the export of agricultural products from Australia is set to grow to meet global demand for food.  Students of the programme...
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    Australian Capital Territory
    Jiajie Pei making phosphorene. Photo credit: Stuart Hay, ANU
    A team at the Australian National University (ANU) has discovered a way to produce ultra-thin solar cells using sticky tape.  Using a method that was made famous when the creators of graphene used scotch tape to pull off thin layers of graphite, the ANU team have succeeded in extracting ultra-thin layers of phosphorene.  Unlike graphene, phosphorene is a semi-conductor, like silicon, which is the basis of current electronics technology.Lead researcher Dr Yuerui (Larry) Lu said: "...
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    Australia
    The volcano cluster off Sydney's coast. Photo credit: Marine National Facility (MNF)
    A team of researchers from many Australian universities has discovered a cluster of submerged volcanoes off the coast of Sydney whilst researching something else!Scientists from UNSW, La Trobe University, the University of British Columbia, the University of Sydney, the University of Auckland, the University of Technology Sydney and Southern Cross University were on-board Australia’s new research vessel, Investigator, searching for the nursery grounds of larval lobsters. The new ocean-...
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    Australian Capital Territory
    Professor Jim Williams (L), Professor Andrei Rode and Associate Professor Jodie Bradby with the electron diffraction pattern of one of their new silicon phases. Photo credit: Stuart Hay, ANU
    Scientists at the Australian National University (ANU) and the University College London (UCL) have created two completely new materials by firing lasers into silicon to create micro-explosions.Professor Rode, a laser physicist at the ANU Research School of Physics and Engineering (RSPE) explained: "We've created two entirely new crystal arrangements, or phases, in silicon and seen indications of potentially four more. Theory predicts these materials could have very interesting electronic...

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